Scripture Verse

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


John B. Herbert (1852–1927)

Words: Adapt­ed from Psalm 136.

Music: John B. Her­bert, cir­ca 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc). The re­frain ech­oes Han­del’s Hal­le­lu­jah Chor­us.

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O thank the Lord, the Lord of love;
O thank the God all gods above;
O thank the migh­ty King of kings,
Whose arm hath done such won­drous things.


King of kings for­ev­er and ev­er;
Lord of lords, for­ev­er and ev­er,
King of kings for­ev­er and ev­er;
King of kings and Lord of lords!

Give thanks to God, for good is He,
Thanks to the God of gods give ye;
Thanks give the Lord of lords un­to,
Who on­ly won­ders great can do.


Who thought on us amidst our woes,
And res­cued us from all our foes;
Who daily feeds each liv­ing thing;
O thank the Heav’n’s al­migh­ty king.


O praise the Lord, for He is kind,
Give thanks to Him with heart and mind;
His mer­cy flows an end­less stream,
To all eter­ni­ty the same.