Psalm 136: Give thanks to God, for good is he

Give thanks to God, for good is he: For mercy hath he ever

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1 Give thanks to God, for good is he:
for mercy hath he ever.
2 Thanks to the God of gods give ye:
for his grace faileth never.
3 Thanks give the Lord of lords unto:
for mercy hath he ever.
4 who only wonders great can do:
for his grace faileth never.

5 The heavens by wisdom fashioned he;
for mercy hath he ever:
6 and stretched the earth above the sea;
for his grace faileth never.
7 To him that made the great lights to shine;
for mercy hath he ever.
8 the sun to rule till day decline,
for his grace faileth never:

9 The moon and stars to rule by night;
for mercy hath he ever.
10 who Egypt’s first-born all did smite;
for his grace faileth never.
11 and Israel brought out from their land,
for mercy hath he ever:
12 with outstretched arm, and with strong hand;
for his grace faileth never.

13 By whom the Red Sea parted was:
for mercy hath he ever:
14 who through its midst made Israel pass;
for his grace faileth never:
15 but Pharaoh and his hosts he drowned;
for mercy hath he ever:
16 paths for his own in desert found;
for his grace faileth never.

17 To him great kings who overthrew:
for he hath mercy ever.
18 yea, famous kings in battle slew,
for his grace faileth never.
19 Sihon, king of Amorites,
for he hath mercy ever;
20 and Og, king of Bashanites:
for his grace faileth never.

21 Their land as heritage to have:
(for mercy hath he ever,)
22 his servant Israel right he gave:
for his grace faileth never.
23 In our low state who on us thought:
for he hath mercy ever;
24 and from our foes our freedom wrought;
for his grace faileth never.

25 Who giveth food to all that live;
for he hath mercy ever.
26 Thanks to the God of heaven give,
for his grace faileth never.


Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P136b

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First Line: Give thanks to God, for good is he: For mercy hath he ever
Title: Psalm 136: Give thanks to God, for good is he
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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