127. O Give Ye Thanks unto the Lord

1 O give ye thanks unto the Lord,
for good indeed is he;
the love that he toward us bears
endures eternally.

2 "His love eternally endures":
let all the cry repeat,
all ye who in the Lord's true fear
do in his presence meet.

3 It is the Lord who is my strength;
song of my soul is he,
and sure salvation evermore
he hath become to me.

4 I'll live to tell his deeds,
who hath preserved in me life's breath;
the Lord did sorely chasten me,
but gave me not to death.

5 The stone the builders cast aside
is now head cornerstone;
we look and wonder at the work
that is the Lord's alone.

6 This is the day the Lord hath made;
he calls the hours his own;
let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne!

Text Information
First Line: O give ye thanks unto the Lord
Title: O Give Ye Thanks unto the Lord
Author (st. 6): Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Cornerstone Laying
Source: Murrayfield Psalms, 1950
Tune Information
Meter: C M
Key: G Major
Source: Matthew Wilkins's Psalmody (c. 1725) (melody)

Text Information:

The printed source gives 1954 as the date for the Murrayfield Psalms. This is an error; the Psalms were printed only once, in 1950; it was a posthumous publication of J. Rossie Brown's work. [Stephen Hutcheson]

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