O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.@Psalm 136:1
Henry S. Washburn (1813–1903)

Henry S. Washburn, 1842. These words were written for a celebration in Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1842, and sung by Sunday school children of the city.

George G. Webb, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George J. Webb (1803–1887)

Let every heart rejoice and sing,
Let choral anthems rise;
Ye agèd men, and children, bring
To God your sacrifice.


For He is good, the Lord is good,
And kind are all His ways;
With songs and honors sounding loud,
The Lord Jehovah praise;
While the rocks and the rills,
While the vales and the hills
A glorious anthem raise;
Let each prolong the grateful song,
And the God of our fathers praise,
And the God of our fathers praise.

He bids the sun to rise and set;
In Heav’n His power is known;
And earth, subdued to Him, shall yet
Bow low before His throne.