O give thanks unto the Lord, To his Name due praise afford!

O give thanks unto the Lord, To his Name due praise afford!

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: OLD 136TH PSALM
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 O give Thanks unto the LORD,
To his Name due Praise afford!
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

2 To the LORD your Homage pay,
Whom all other GODS obey;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

3 Who the Heav'ns in Wisdom made,
And the Earth on Waters laid,
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

4 Yon bright Orb he did display,
Giving him to rule the Day;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

5 He, the Stars of feebler Light,
Gave the Moon to gild the Night,
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

6 GOD, with his almighty Hand,
Smote the Hopes of Egypt's Land;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

7 And with his resistless Arm,
Brought out Israel safe from Harm;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

8 He the Red Sea did divide,
Israel passing through the Tide;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

9 But proud Pharaoh and his Host,
They were in the Billows lost;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

10 Safe he led his chosen Seed,
And for them made Monarchs bleed;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

11 Og and Sihon he destroy'd,
Whilst his Saints their Land enjoy'd;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

12 He, dispersing all our Foes,
Rescu'd us from heavy Woes;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

13 GOD doth Food to all supply;
Praise the LORD, who reigns on high;
For he proves our constant Friend,
And his Love shall never end.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CXXXVI

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O give thanks unto the Lord, To his Name due praise afford!
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "To God the mighty Lord"
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