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Give Thanks to God the Lord

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1. Give thanks to God the Lord;
upon His name now call.
Make known among the people on earth
what He has done for all.
Sing praise to Him, now sing;
His wondrous acts proclaim.
Rejoice, all you who seek the Lord;
come glory in His name.

2. Look to the Lord’s great strength;
remember all His deeds.
His judgments are in all of the earth;
He is the Lord indeed.
His covenant e’er will stand;
His oath He’ll ne’er forget.
A thousand generations pass;
God’s word continues yet.

3. Sing to the Lord, all earth;
His saving power proclaim.
Declare His glory to every race;
His marvelous deeds now name.
For great is God the Lord,
most worthy of all praise.
He made the heavens and the earth;
fear Him and give Him praise.

4. Splendor and majesty
before the Lord are found.
Both strength and joy with Him do dwell;
bring offerings, come bow down.
Ascribe unto the Lord
the glory due His name;
The splendor of His holiness
now worship and proclaim.

5. Let now the heav’ns rejoice;
let earth give glad refrain.
The world is ’stablished,
ne’er to be moved;
tell everyone God reigns!
Now let the sea resound,
be jubilant all fields;
The forest trees will sing for joy;
earth’s judge is now revealed.

6. Give thanks to God the Lord;
His goodness now declare.
He saves, delivers from every foe;
His love endures fore’er.
Give thanks unto His name
and glory in His praise;
Praise to the God of Israel
for everlasting days.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give thanks to God the Lord, Upon his name now call
Title: Give Thanks to God the Lord
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1999)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Released to the public domain



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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