Scripture Verse

Give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 106:1

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Praise to God; or, com­mun­ion with saints.

Music: Mis­sion­ary Chant Hein­rich C. Zeun­er, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

To God, the great, the ever blest,
Let songs of honor be addressed;
His mercy firm for­ev­er stands
Give Him the thanks His love demands.

Who knows the wonders of Thy ways?
Who shall fulfill Thy boundless praise?
Blest are the souls that fear Thee still,
And pay their duty to Thy will.

Remember what Thy mercy did
For Jacob’s race, Thy chosen seed;
And with the same sal­va­tion bless
The meanest suppliant of Thy grace.

O may I see Thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glo­ry, Lord, to be
Joined to Thy saints and near to Thee.