1 O give ye thanks unto the Lord,
for good indeed is he;
the love that he toward us bears
2 "His love eternally endures":
let all the cry repeat,
all ye who in the Lord's true fear
do in his presence meet.
3 It is the Lord who is my strength;
song of my soul is he,
and sure salvation evermore
he hath become to me.
4 I'll live to tell his deeds,
who hath preserved in me life's breath;
the Lord did sorely chasten me,
but gave me not to death.
5 The stone the builders cast aside
is now head cornerstone;
we look and wonder at the work
that is the Lord's alone.
6 This is the day the Lord hath made;
he calls the hours his own;
let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne!
|First Line:||O give ye thanks unto the Lord|
|Title:||O Give Ye Thanks unto the Lord|
|Author (st. 6):||Isaac Watts (1719)|
|Source:||Murrayfield Psalms, 1950|
|Source:||Matthew Wilkins's Psalmody (c. 1725) (melody)|
The printed source gives 1954 as the date for the Murrayfield Psalms. This is an error; the Psalms were printed only once, in 1950; it was a posthumous publication of J. Rossie Brown's work. [Stephen Hutcheson]