Scripture Verse

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


Words: Pa­ra­phrase of Psalm 118, 1909. Al­so see Give Thanks and Praise to God Above.

Music: Will­iam T. Wi­ley, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wi­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Give thanks and praise to God above,
For ev­er­last­ing is His love;
Praise Him, ye saints, your Sav­ior praise,
Forever good in all His ways.


His ten­der mer­cy lasts for aye,
His ten­der mer­cy lasts for aye;
His ten­der mer­cy, ten­der mer­cy,
Tender mer­cy lasts for aye.

Let all His ser­vants tell abroad
The ne­ver fail­ing grace of God;
Let all who fear Je­ho­vah’s name
His ev­er­last­ing love pro­claim.


In bond­age of dis­tress and grief
To God I cried, and sought re­lief;
In won­drous love He heard my plea
And set my soul at li­ber­ty.