Give Thanks unto the Lord Our God

Representative Text

1 Give thanks unto the LORD our God.
How good and kind is he,
whose tender mercy shall endure
through all eternity.

2 Let God's redeemed repeat these words
and give him thanks and praise
who rescued them from hostile hands,
preserved them all their days.

3 He gathered them from out the lands,
from north, south, east, and west.
They strayed in desert's pathless way,
no city found to rest.

4 Their weary soul within them faints
when thirst and hunger press;
in trouble then they cried to God;
he saved them from distress.

5 He made the way before them straight,
and he became their guide,
that they might to a city go
and there in peace abide.

6 Let all the children of the LORD
now praise him for his grace,
and for his works of wonder done
in ev'ry time and place!

Source: Christian Worship (2021): Psalter #107C

Text Information

First Line: Give thanks unto the Lord our God, How good and kind is he
Title: Give Thanks unto the Lord Our God
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: The Scottish Psalter, 1929, alt.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WATSON (Watson)


LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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Christian Worship (2021) #107C

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #71

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #71

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