O thank the Lord, for he is good, For's mercy lasts for aye

O thank the Lord, for he is good, For's mercy lasts for aye

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1 O thank the Lord, for he is good,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
2 Give thanks unto the God of gods,
For's mercy is alway.
3 Give thanks unto the Lord of lords,
For's mercy lasts for aye,
4 To him that only doth great signs,
For's mercy is alway.

5 To him whose wisdom made the heav'ns,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
6 Who o'er the, waters spreads the earth,
For's mercy is alway.
7 To him that made great lights above,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
7 The sun for ruling of the day,
For's mercy is alway.

9 The moon and stars to rule by night,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
10 To him who Egypt's first born smote,
For's mercy is alway.
11 And from among them Isra'l brought,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
12 With strcng hand, and with stretch'd-out arm
For's mercy is alway.

13 To him who did the red sea part,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
14 And thro' the mid'st made Isra'l go,
For's mercy is alway.
15 But there drown'd Pharaoh and his host,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
16 His people who thro' desart led,
For's mercy is alway.

17 To him who mighty kings did smite,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
18 And put to slaughter famous kings,
For's mercy is alway.
19 Both Sihon king of th' Amorites,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
20 And Og, of Bashan mighty king,
For's mercy is alway.

21 And gave their land an heritage,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
22 A lot his servant Isra'l to,
For's mercy is alway.
23 Who minds us in our low estate,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
24 And us redeemed from our foes,
For's mercy is alway.

25 Who giveth food unto all flesh,
For's mercy lasts for aye.
26 Unto the God of heav'n give thanks,
For's mercy is alway.


Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCXXXVI

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First Line: O thank the Lord, for he is good, For's mercy lasts for aye
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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