Scripture Verse

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Psalm 107:1–2


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 297.

Music: Go­shen (Gaw­ler) from Hymns and Psalms, by Will­iam Gaw­ler, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


O praise the Lord, for He is good,
His mer­cies still en­dure;
Thus let His ran­somed tes­ti­fy,
From all their foes secure.
He has re­deemed His cap­tive saints
From ad­ver­sa­ries’ hands,
Has ga­thered them and brought them back
In peace from hos­tile lands.

They wan­dered in the wil­der­ness,
By want and hung­er pressed;
In trou­ble when they cried to God,
He saved their souls dis­tressed.
He made the way before them plain,
Himself be­came their guide;
He brought them to a ci­ty strong
Wherein they might abide.

O praise the Lord, ye sons of men,
For all His good­ness shown;
O praise Him for the won­drous works
To you He has made known.
The long­ing soul that turns to Him
He fills with good each hungering one
That for His mercy cries.