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.