1 O praise our great and gracious Lord,
And call upon his name,
To strains of joy tune every chord,
His mighty acts proclaim:
Tell how freed his chosen race
From Pharaoh's heavy hand,
And led them by his sovereign grace
To seek the promised land.
2 He gave the shadowing cloud by day,
The moving fire by night,
To guide his people on their way,
And make their darkness light:
To us, the light of Christ our Lord
Illumines all our ways;
He leads us by his gospel word,
And turns our sighs to praise.
3 We too have manna from on high,
The bread that came from heaven,
And he who brought salvation nigh
Has living water given:
A rock is ours, from whence the spring
In rich abundance flows,
And Christ that rock, our priest and king,
Both life and health bestows.
4 Come, let us prize this heavenly food,
And trust our heavenly guide,
So shall we find death’s fearful flood
Serene as Jordan’s tide;
And safely reach th'eternal shore
No more by ills opprest;
Where saints their Lord and God adore,
And in his glory, rest.
Source: The New English Hymnal #116