O Praise the Lord, for He Is Good

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1 O praise the Lord, for he is good,
his mercies still endure;
thus say the ransomed of the Lord,
from all their foes secure.

2 He gathered them from out the lands,
from north, south, east and west.
They strayed in desert's pathless way,
No city found for rest.

3 Their weary soul within them faints
when thirst and hunger press;
in trouble then they cried to God,
he saved them from distress.

4 He made the way before them straight,
himself became their guide,
that they might to a city go
wherein they might abide.

5 O that men would Jehovah praise
for all his kindness shown,
and for his works so wonderful
which he to men makes known!

6 Because the longing soul by him
with food is satisfied,
the hungry soul that looks to him
with goodness is supplied.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #83

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First Line: O Praise the Lord, for He is good, His mercies still endure
Title: O Praise the Lord, for He Is Good
Meter: D
Language: English



ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection <cite>Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans</cite> (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for…

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RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (<a href="/hymn/PsH/270#tuneinfo">PHH 270</a>) and published in his collection <cite>Carmina Christo</cite> (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and publi…

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