O give thanks to Him who made

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1 Oh, give thanks to him who made
Morning light and evening shade;
Source and giver of all good,
Nightly sleep and daily food;
Quickener of our wearied powers;
Guard of our unconscious hours.

2 Oh, give thanks to nature's King,
Who made every breathing thing:
His, our warm and sentient frame,
His, the mind's immortal flame.
Oh, how close the ties that bind
Spirits to the Eternal Mind!

3 Oh, give thanks with heart and lip,
For we are his workmanship;
And all creatures are his care:
Not a bird that cleaves the air
Falls unnoticed; but who can
Speak the Father's love to man?

4 Oh, give thanks to him who came
In a mortal, suffering frame
Temple of the Deity
Came, for rebel man to die;
In the path himself hath trod,
Leading back his saints to God.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #64

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Author: Elizabeth Conder

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First Line: O give thanks to Him who made
Author: Josiah Conder
Author: Elizabeth Conder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DIX (Kocher)

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