Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Sha­ker Hym­nal (East Can­ter­bu­ry, New Hamp­shire: Can­ter­bu­ry Shak­ers, 1906) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor or com­pos­er, or where to get good pic­tures of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O give thanks, give thanks un­to the Lord,
For He is good,
And His mercy en­dur­eth for­ev­er.
To Him which led His peo­ple
Through the wil­der­ness,
For He is good,
And His mer­cy en­dur­eth for­ev­er.
He turn­èd the wil­der­ness
Into a stand­ing wa­ter,
And dry ground into wa­ter springs.
Strengthen ye the weak hands
And con­firm the fee­ble knees,
Say to them that are of a fear­ful heart,
Be strong, fear not,
Behold your God will come
With a re­com­pense.
Then shall the eyes of the blind be op­ened
And the ears of the deaf,
Of the deaf un­stopp­èd.
And a high­way shall be there,
And it shall be call­èd the way,
The way of ho­li­ness,
The un­clean shall not pass ov­er it,
The un­clean shall not pass ov­er it,
But the re­deem­èd of the Lord
Shall walk there­in;
And the ran­somed of the Lord
Shall re­turn and come to Zi­on,
To Zi­on with songs
End ev­er­last­ing joy up­on their heads,
They shall ob­tain joy and glad­ness,
And sor­row and sigh­ing shall flee away.