535. How good it is to thank the Lord

1 How good it is to thank the Lord,
And praise to thee, Most High, accord,
To show thy love with morning light,
And tell thy faithfulness each night;
Yea, good it is thy praise to sing,
And all our sweetest music bring.

2 O Lord, with joy my heart expands
Before the wonders of thy hands;
Great works, Jehovah, thou hast wrought,
Exceeding deep thine ev'ry thought;
A foolish man knows not their worth,
Nor he whose mind is of the earth.

3 When as the grass the wicked grow,
When sinners flourish here below,
Then is there endless ruin nigh,
But thou, O Lord, art throned on high;
Thy foes shall fall before thy might,
The wicked shall be put to flight.

4 The righteous man shall flourish well,
And in the house of God shall dwell;
He shall be like a goodly tree,
And all his life shall fruitful be;
For righteous is the Lord and just,
He is my Rock, in him I trust.


Text Information
First Line: How good it is to thank the Lord
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Life: Thankfulness; God: Praise of; Man: Dignity of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Dimitri Bortniansky, 1752-1825
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Key: C Major

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