O give ye thanks unto the Lord, Because that good is he

O give ye thanks unto the Lord, Because that good is he

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1 O give ye thanks unto the Lord,
Because that good is he:
Because his loving kindness lasts
To perpetuity.
2 For ever that his mercy lasts,
Let Israel now say.
3 Now let the house of Aaron say,
His mercy lasts for aye.

4 Yea they who do Jehovah fear,
Let them now also say,
His loving kindness doth endure,
Unto perpetual aye.
5 I did lift up my voice to Jah
From out of straitness great;
The Lord an answer gave to me,
With an enlarged seat.

6 The Lord is for me: I'll not fear
What man can do to me.
7 Jehovah takes my part with them
That helpers of me be:
Therefore upon them that me hate
See my desire shall I.
8 It's better on the Lord to trust,
Than on man to rely.

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9 It's better on the Lord to trust,
Than trust in princes put.
10 All nations round me, but I'll them
Off in the Lord's name cut.
11 They compass'd me about:
Me compassed about:
But in Jehovah's name I will
Them utterly root out.

12 They compass'd me like bees, they're quench'd
Like as of thorns the flame;
But I will utterly destroy
Them in Jehovah's name.
1 3 Sore didst thou thrust to make me fall,
The Lord yet helped me.
14 The Lord my fortitude and song,
And saving help is he.

15 The tabernacles of the just
The voice of joy afford,
And of salvation; strongly works
The right hand of the Lord.
16 The right hand of Jehovah is
Exalted up on high ;
The right hand of the Lord is strong,
And worketh valiantly.

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17 I fhall not die, but live, and shall
The works of Jah declare.
18 The Lord did sorely chasten me,
But me from death did spare.
19 O set wide open unto me
The gates of righteousness;
I will go into them, and will
The praise of Jah confess.

20 This is Jehovah's gate, at which
The just shall enter in.
21 I'll praise thee, for thou hast me heard,
And hast my safety been.
22 The stone which builders did refuse,
Head corner-stone now lies.
24 This is the doing of the Lord,
It's wond'rous in our eyes.

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24 This is the very day, the which
Jehovah he hath made:
We will exceedingly rejoice,
And in it will be glad.
25 Jehovah I do thee beseech,
Salvation now afford:
I humbly thee intreat, now send
Prosperity, O Lord.

26 He that comes in Jehovah's name,
O let him blessed be:
Out of Jehovah's house to you
A blessing wish do we.
27 God is Jehovah, also he
Light unto us affords:
The sacrifices bind unto
The altars horns with cords.

28 Thou art my God, and I'll thee praise;
My God, I'll set thee high:
The Lord praise, for he's good; for aye
Last his benignity.


Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCXVIII

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First Line: O give ye thanks unto the Lord, Because that good is he
Publication Date: 1742
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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