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Praise and Confession

Praise ye the Lord, for He is good, Give thanks and bless His name

Published in 12 hymnals

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1 O praise the LORD, for He is good;
give thanks and bless His name;
His loving-kindness changes not,
from age to age the same.
What tongue can tell His mighty deeds,
His wondrous works and ways?
O who can show His glory forth,
or utter all His praise?

2 The LORD will bless and prosper those–
yea, blest indeed are they–
whose ways are just, who constantly
His righteous law obey.
O LORD, remember me in grace,
let me salvation see;
the grace You show unto Your saints,
that grace reveal to me.

3 Let me behold Your people's good
and in their joy rejoice;
with Your triumphant heritage
let me lift up my voice.
In evil we have gone astray,
and sinful is our race;
rebelliously our fathers walked
forgetful of Your grace.

4 Tho' they rebelled, yet for their help
in saving strength He came
to make His pow'r almighty known
and glorify His name.
He brought them safely thro' the sea
and overwhelmed their foes;
their faith was stirred, and for the time
their songs of praise arose.

5 Forgetful soon, they tempted God,
nor for His counsel cared;
He sent them leanness in their souls,
While they earth's bounties shared.
Their God and Savior they forgot,
their helper and their stay,
but Moses sought the promised grace
and turned God's wrath away.

6 But they despised the pleasant land,
the promised land of God,
and tempted Him to make them fall
and scattered them abroad.
Against His own inheritance
the LORD's great wrath arose;
His chosen people He condemned
to serve their heathen foes.

7 Save us, O LORD, our gracious God,
from alien lands reclaim,
that we may triumph in Your praise
and bless Your holy name.
Blest be the Lord, our cov'nant God,
all praise to Him accord;
let all the people say, "Amen!"
Forever praise the LORD.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #106

Text Information

First Line: Praise ye the Lord, for He is good, Give thanks and bless His name
Title: Praise and Confession
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5715
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The Cyber Hymnal #8838
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Christian Worship #106C


Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #106


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The Cyber Hymnal #8838

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #106B

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