God Is Great and God Is Good

Representative Text

God is great, and God is good,
And we thank Him for our food;
By His hand we all are fed;
Give us Lord, our daily bread.

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God is great, and God is good, And we thank Him for our food
Title: God Is Great and God Is Good
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: He took the seven loaves, and gave thanks and brake. Mk. 8:6.
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

HAMPTON (Bliss)


DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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HENDON (Malan)

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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