O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.@Psalm 136:1
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John Milton (1608–1674)

John Mil­ton, 1623, alt. Mil­ton was on­ly 15 years old when he wrote this hymn.

Monk­land John An­tes, in A Col­lec­tion of Hymn Tunes Chief­ly Com­posed for Pri­vate Amuse­ment by John An­tes, cir­ca 1790. Ar­ranged by John B. Wilkes in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind.

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For His mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze His name abroad,
For of gods He is the God.

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He with all commanding might
Filled the new made world with light.

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He hath, with a piteous eye,
Looked upon our misery.

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He the golden tressèd sun
Caused all day his course to run.

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Th’hornèd moon to shine by night;
’Mid her spangled sisters bright.

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All things living He doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need.

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Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind.

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