Confitemini Dom.

O laud the Lord benign

Author: John Craig
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O laud the Lord benigne,
Whose mercies hast for aye:
Give thanks and praise sing
To God of gods I say.
2 For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

3 The Lord of lords praise ye,
Whose mercies aye do dure:
4 Great wonders only he
Doth work by his great power.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

5 which God omnipotent,
By his great wisdome hie,
The heavenly firmament
Did frame, as we may see,
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

6 Ye he the heavy charge
Of all the earth did stretch
And on the waters large
The same he did out-reach,
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

7 Great lights he made to be,
For why? his love is aye:
Such as the Sun we see,
To rule the lightsome day.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

9 And eke the Moone so cleare,
Which shineth in our sight
And Starres that do appeare,
To guide the darksome night.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

10 With grievous plagues and sore
All Egypt smote he then:
Their first-borne lesse and more,
He slew of beast and man.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

11 And from amidst their land
His Israel forth brought:
12 Which he with mighty hand,
And stretched arme hath wrought.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

13 The sea he cut in two,
Which stood up like a wall:
14 And made through it to go
His chosen children all,
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

15 But there he whelmed then
The proud King Pharaoh,
With his huge host of men,
And chariots eke also.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

16 Who led through wildernesse,
His people afe and sound:
And for his love endlesse,
17 Great Kings he brought to ground.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

18 And slew with puissant hand
Kings mighty and of fame,
19 As of Amorites land,
Sehon the King by name.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

20 And Og (the Gyant large)
Of Basan King also:
21 Whose land for heritage,
He gave his people tho,
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

22 Even unto Israel,
His servant dear, I say,
He gave the same to dwell,
And their abide for aye.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

23 To mind he did us call,
In our most base degree,
24 And from oppressors all
In safety set us free.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

25 All flesh in earth abroad
With food he doth fulfill:
26 Wherefore of heaven the God
To laud be it your will.
For certainly,
His mercies dure
Both firme and sure,
Eternally.

Source: The Whole Booke of Psalmes: collected into English meeter #80b

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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