703. How Can I Thank You, Lord

1 How can I thank You, Lord,
For all Your loving-kindness,
That You have patiently
Borne with me in my blindness!
When dead in many sins
And trespasses I lay,
I kindled, holy God,
Your anger ev'ry day.

2 It is Your work alone
That I am now converted;
O'er Satan's work in me
You have Your pow'r asserted.
Your mercy and Your grace
That rise afresh each morn
Have turned my stony heart
Into a heart newborn.

3 Lord, You have raised me up
To joy and exultation,
And clearly shown the way
That leads me to salvation.
My sins are washed away;
For this I thank You, Lord.
Now with my heart and soul
All evil I abhor.

4 Grant that Your Spirit's help
To me be always given
Lest I should fall again
And lose the way to heaven;
Grant that He give me strength
In my infirmity;
May He renew my heart
To serve You willingly.

Text Information
First Line: How can I thank You, Lord
Title: How Can I Thank You, Lord
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923
Author: David Denicke, 1603-80
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Scripture: Colossians 1:12-14; Psalm 107:20-22; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 1:6
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O GOTT, DU FROMMER GOTT
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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