Scripture Verse

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1


Words: G. T. Wil­son, in The Palm of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Le­roy H. Dow­ling (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: L. H. Dow­ling, 1874), num­ber 15.

Music: Beth­nal Green G. T. Wil­son, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wil­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Thou Giv­er of each bless­ing,
That Thy child­ren here en­joy,
We would bring our hum­ble trib­ute,
And our pow­ers of praise em­ploy;
Thou art good and Thou art gra­cious,
Full of mer­cy and of love,
Every per­fect bless­ing com­eth
Down from Thee in Heav’n above.

Thanks we give to Thee, our Fa­ther,
In the name of Christ, Thy Son,
For the boun­ties we are shar­ing—
Thou hast given ev­ery one.
Thou hast led us, Thou hast fed us,
Thou hast giv­en homes so dear,
And the friends who free­ly love us,
Whose bright smiles our path­way cheer.

More than all we thank and praise Thee
For the Bi­ble—pre­cious boon—
For the bound­less love un­fold­ed
In the gift of Thy dear Son.
For the hope of life im­mor­tal—
That the blest shall live with Thee,
In the land where death comes ne­ver,
Through the vast eter­ni­ty.