Scripture Verse

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1

Introduction

Words: Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, A New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid 1696.

Music: Tru­ro from Psal­mo­dia Ev­an­ge­li­ca, by Tho­mas Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Murray’s Chant Phi­lip B. Bliss, Gos­pel Songs (Cin­cin­na­ti Ohio: John Church, 1874), page 22 (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Sale ar­ranged from the Ger­man by Lo­well Ma­son in Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 49 (🔊 pdf nwc)

Lyrics

O ren­der thanks to God above,
The foun­tain of eter­nal love,
Whose mer­cy firm through ag­es past
Hath stood, and shall for­ev­er last.

Who can His migh­ty deeds ex­press,
Not on­ly vast, but num­ber­less?
What mor­tal elo­quence can raise
His trib­ute of im­mor­tal praise?

Extend to me that fa­vor, Lord,
Thou to Thy chos­en dost af­ford;
When Thou re­turn’st to set them free,
Let Thy sal­va­tion vi­sit me.

O may I wor­thy prove to see
Thy saints in full pros­pe­ri­ty,
That I the joy­ful choir may join,
And count Thy peo­ple’s tri­umph mine!