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635. How Good It Is to Thank the Lord

1 How good it is to thank the Lord,
and praise to you, Most High, accord,
to show your love with morning light,
and tell your faithfulness each night;
yea, good it is your praise to sing,
and all our sweetest music bring.

2 O Lord, with joy my heart expands
before the wonders of your hands;
great works, Jehovah, you have wrought,
exceeding deep your 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 you, O Lord, are throned on high;
your foes shall fall before your 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
Title: How Good It Is to Thank the Lord
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: God: Praise of; Man: Dignity of; Punishment of Wicked (1 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912; mod.
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETERSBURG
Composer: Dmitri Bortniansky (1825)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: C Major



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