Give thanks and sing

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1 Give thanks and sing unto the Lord our God
Sweep, sweep the harp in notes of sweet devotion;
Tell of His grace, and spread His name abroad,
Great are His works in sky and air and ocean.

Praise ye the Lord! Give thanks and sing;
Tell of His love to ev’ry land and nation,
Praise ye the Lord, give thanks and sing,
Praise Him forever, who bringeth salvation.

2 Give thanks and sing, He made the day and night;
Sunbeams of joy that brightly sparkle round us;
Hopes, like the stars, to shed their golden light,
Till some glad morn His mercy shall have crowned us. [Refrain]

3 Give thanks and sing; Hs wondrous deeds recount;
Let lips and lives unceasing praises render;
On wings of love our souls shall heav’nward mount
Till on our view shall break the City’s splendor. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #2

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Give thanks and sing unto the Lord our God
Title: Give thanks and sing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Praise ye the Lord, give thanks and sing



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