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O give ye thanks unto the Lord

Author: Thomas Norton
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O give ye thanks to God the Lord,
for very kind is he,
Because his mercy doth endure
to all eternity.

2 Let Israel confess that his
mercy doth ever dure,
Let Aaron's house likewise confess,
his mercy is most sure;

3 Let all that fear the Lord our God
ev'n now confess and say,
The mercy of the Lord our God
endureth still alway.

4 In trouble and in heaviness
unto the Lord I cry'd,
Who lovingly heard me at large,
my suit was not deny'd.

5 The Lord himself is on my side,
I will not stand in doubt,
Nor fear what man can do to me,
when God stands me about.

6 The Lord doth take my part with them,
that help to succour me,
Therefore I shall see my desire
upon my enemy.

7 Better it is to trust in God,
than in man's mortal seed;
Or to put confidence in kings
or princes in our need.

8 All nations have inclosed me,
and compassed me round;
But in the name of God shall I
my enemies confound.

9 They kept me in on every side,
and did me quite surround;
But in the Lord's most mighty Name
I cast them to the ground.

10 They came about me all like bees,
but in the Lord's great Name
I quench'd their thorns that were on fire,
and did destroy the same.

The Second Part,

11 They did with force thrust sore at me,
that I indeed might fall,
But through the Lord I found such help
as did them vanquish all.

12 The Lord is my defense and strength,
my joy, my mirth, and song,
And is become to me indeed
a Saviour great and strong.

13 The right hand of the Lord our God
doth bring to pass great things;
He causeth voice of joy and health
in righteous men's dwellings.

14 The right hand of the Lord doth bring
most mighty things to pass,
His hand hath the pre-eminence,
his force is as it was.

15 I shall not die, but ever live
to utter and declare
The mighty power of the Lord,
his works, and what they are.

16 The Lord himself hath chastened,
and hath corrected me,
But not me given over yet
to death, as you may see.

17 Set open unto me the gates
of truth and righteousness,
That I may enter into them
his praise for to express.

18 This is the gate of God the Lord,
which open shall be set,
That good and righteous men always
may enter into it.

The Third Part.

19 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord,
and ever will praise thee,
Who hast me heard, and art become
a Saviour unto me.

20 The stone which formerly among
the builders was refus'd,
Is now become the corner-stone,
and chiefly to be us'd.

21 This was the mighty work of God,
it was the Lord's own fact;
And it is wondrous to behold
that great and noble act.

22 This is the joyful day indeed,
which God himself hath wrought,
Let us be glad and joy therein
in heart, in mind and thought.

23 Now help us, Lord, and prosper us,
we wish with one accord:
Blessed is he that comes to us
in the Name of the Lord.

24 God is the Lord that shews us light,
bind ye therefore with cord
Your sacrifice to the altar,
and give thanks to the Lord.

25 Thou art my God, I will confess,
and render thanks to thee;
Thou art my God, and I will praise
thy mercy towards me.

26 O give ye thanks to God the Lord,
for very kind is he;
Because his mercy doth endure
to all eternity.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #CXVIII

Author: Thomas Norton

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Text Information

First Line: O give ye thanks unto the Lord
Title: Confitemini
Author: Thomas Norton
Language: English



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