Confitemini Dom.

O laud the Lord benign

Author: John Craig
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O praise the Lord benign,
whose mercy ne'er decarys,
Give thanks and praise sing
to God of gods always;
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

2 The Lord of lords praise ye,
whose mercies ever dure
Great wonders only he
Doth by his power sure:

3 Which God omnipotent,
by his great wisdom he,
The heav'n and firmament
did frame, as we may see;
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

4 Yea, he the heavy charge
of all the earth did lay
Upon the waters large
remaining to this day:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

5 Great lights he made, for why?
his mercy lasts alway;
The sun most gloriously
to rule the lightsome day:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

6 Also the moon so clear,
which shineth in our sight
And stars, that do appear,
to guide the darksome night:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

7 With grievous plagues and sore
All Egypt smote he then,
Their first-born less or more,
he slew of beast and men:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

8 And from amidst their land
his Israel forth brought:
Which he with mighty hand,
and out-stretch'd arm hath wrought;
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

9 The sea he cut in two,
which stood up like a wall,
And made through it to go
his chosen children all:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

10 But overwhelmed then
the haughty king Phar'oh,
With his huge host of men,
and chariots also:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

11 Who led through wilderness,
his people safe and sound;
And for his love endless,
great kings he brought to ground:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

12 And with puissant hand
slew kings of mighty fame,
As of the Amorites land,
Sehon the king by name.
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

13 And Og, the giant large,
of Basan king also,
Whose land for heritage,
he gave his people to:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

14 Even unto Israel
his servant dear, I say,
That he therein might dwell,
and their abide alway:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

15 Who us remember'd when
in our most low degree,
And from oppressors then
in safety set us free:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

16 Who doth all flesh with food
abundantly supply;
Wherefore let God most good
be prais'd incessantly:
For certainly,
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure,
eternally.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #CXXXVIb

Author: John Craig

Craig, John, was born in 1512, educated at the University of St. Andrews, and became a Dominican monk. Being suspected of heresy, he went, in 1537, to England, then to France, and finally settled among the Dominicans in Bologna. There, on reading Calvin's Institutes, he embraced and taught his views. Being accused of heresy, he was sent to Rome and imprisoned. He was sentenced to be burnt, August 19, 1559, but escaped at the death of Paul IV., on Aug. 18. From Rome he went by Bologna and Milan to Vienna, where he preached before the Emperor Maximilian II., who gave him letters of safe conduct to England. Having returned to Scotland, he became minister of the Canongate (then Holy rood House), Edinburgh, in 1561, and in 1563 joint minister wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: O laud the Lord benign
Title: Confitemini Dom.
Author: John Craig
Language: English

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