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Give thanks unto God, who is able and willing

Give thanks unto God, who is able and willing

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [Give thanks unto God who is able and willing]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Give thanks unto God who is able and willing
To save to the uttermost all who draw near;
To send out His light, their redemption fulfilling,
While His wonderful love shall dispel ev’ry fear.

Refrain:
Arise! Arise!
Arise, for thy light is come!
Arise! Arise!
Arise, for thy light is come!
The light of truth
To lead thee home:
Arise! Oh, arise!
For thy light is come!

2 Sweet hope in the home of the drunkard hath risen,
Where the darkness of sorrow too long held its reign;
He hath cast off his fetters, and burst from his prison,
And the sunshine of joy fills his heart once again. [Refrain]

3 Then banish the wine-cup, and seek for a blessing
From Him in whose might you alone can prevail;
For they who will seek Him, their weakness confessing,
Shall have strength to resist all the foes who assail. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #153

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give thanks unto God, who is able and willing
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Refrain First Line: Arise, arise, arise, for thy light is come

Timeline

Instances

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Bells of Heaven #d94

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #153

Sacred Songs and Solos #561

The Canadian Hymnal #d80

The Canadian Hymnal #d97

The Canadian Hymnal #d96

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