We give thee thanks, O God, this day

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1 We give Thee thanks, O God, this day,
For mercies never failing;
Thy love hath brought us on our way,
For all our wants availing.

2 No less that love that met our need
Than when the manna falling
Did day by day Thy people feed,
To love and praises calling.

3 The smitten rock pour’d forth of old
Its crystal waters gleaming;
And still the same glad tale is told,
For us the floods are streaming.

4 The seasons come, the seasons go,
But each shall find us singing;
For each shall greet, us, well we know,
New favors from Thee bringing.

5 Thro’ endless years Thou art the same,
Thy mercy changes never;
Then blessed be Thy mighty name
Forever and forever.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #586

Author: Robert M. Offord

Offord, Robert M., son of an English "open-communion" Baptist, was born at St. Austell, Cornwall, Sept. 17, 1846. In 1870 he removed to America, where he was associated for some time with the Methodists, but subsequently joined the Reformed Dutch Church in 1878. He is editor of the New York Observer. To that paper he contributed:— 1. Jesus, heed me, lost and dying. Lent. 2. It is no untried way. Christ's Burden. No. 1 appeared on Jan. 25th, and No. 2 on Feb. 1st, 1883. They were revised for Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884 (Duffield's English Hymns, N. Y., 1886). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: We give thee thanks, O God, this day
Author: Robert M. Offord
Copyright: Public Domain



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