Scripture Verse

Give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. God’s won­ders of cre­ation, pro­vi­dence, re­demp­tion of Is­ra­el and sal­va­tion of His peo­ple.

Music: Ger­ald Lud­wig Spohr, Das Hei­land’s Letz­te Stun­de 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ludwig Spohr (1784–1859)


Give thanks to God the sovereign Lord,
His mercies still endure;
And be the King of kings adored:
His truth is ever sure.

What wonders hath His wisdom done!
How mighty is His hand!
Heav’n, earth, and sea, He framed alone:
How wide is His command!

The sun supplies the day with light;
How bright His counsels shine!
The moon and stars adorn the night;
His works are all divine.

He struck the sons of Egypt dead;
How dreadful is His rod!
And thence with joy His people led;
How gracious is our God!

He cleft the swelling sea in two;
His arm is great in might;
And gave the tribes a passage through;
His power and grace unite.

But Pharaoh’s army there He drowned;
How glo­ri­ous are His ways!
And brought His saints thro’ desert ground;
Eternal be His praise!

Great monarchs fell beneath His hand;
Victorious is His sword.
While Israel took the promised land:
And faithful is His word.

He saw the nations dead in sin;
He felt His pity move;
How sad the state the world was in!
How boundless was His love!

He sent to save us from our woe;
His goodness ne­ver fails;
From death, and hell, and every foe;
And still His grace prevails.

Give thanks to God the heavenly King;
His mercies still endure.
Let the whole earth His praises sing;
His truth is ever sure.