O give thanks unto the Lord, give thanks

O give thanks unto the Lord, give thanks

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O give thanks unto the Lord] (Sweney)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O give thanks unto the Lord,
Give thanks, give thanks!
Swell the full, triumphant chord,
Give thanks!
For his wonderful creation,
For his glorious salvation,
Give all praise and adoration,
O give thanks, give thanks.

Refrain:
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good,
For his mercy endureth forever;
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good,
For his mercy endureth forever,
O give thanks, O give thanks.

2 For the way in which he leads,
Give thanks, give thanks!
Timely care in all our needs,
Give thanks!
Daily bread his hand providing,
Pathway thro’ the seas dividing,
Thro’ the desert safely guiding,
O give thanks, give thanks. [Refrain]

3 For the greatness of his might,
Give thanks, give thanks!
All in vain his foes unite,
Give thanks!
For his banner o’er us streaming,
For his love upon us beaming,
For his grace our souls redeeming,
O give thanks, give thanks. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #82

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: O give thanks unto the Lord, give thanks
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #82TextAudioPage Scan
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #28Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #252Page Scan
The Emory Hymnal: No. 2, sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #62Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #252Page Scan



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