O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, because His mercy endureth forever.@Psalm 118:1

Ira E. Hicks, in The Revival No. 4 (Atlanta, Georgia: Charlie D. Tillman, 1903), number 121 (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
Harvest Time, by Alfred A. Glendening (1861-1907)

Give thanks to God, for He is good,
His mercy ever doth endure;
Let all of Israel now say
His mercy evermore is sure.

Refrain

It is better to trust in the Lord,
It is better to trust in the Lord,
It is better to trust in the Lord,
Than to put your confidence in man.

Let now the house of Aaron say
His mercy ever doth endure;
Let them that fear the Lord now say
His mercy ever doth endure.

Refrain

In my distress I called on God;
Jehovah heard my earnest prayer;
And since the Lord is on my side,
What man can do I will not fear.

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