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Psalm 136:1 [Give Thanks To God The Sovereign Lord]
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Psalm 136:1. C. M.
God’s wonders of creation, providence, redemption
of Israel, and salvation of his people.

Give thanks to God the sovereign Lord;
His mercies still endure!
And be the King of kings ador’d;
His truth is ever sure.

What wonders hath his wisdom done!
How mighty is his hand!
Heaven, earth, and sea, he fram’d alone:
How wide is his command!

The sun supplies the day with light;
How bright his counsels shine!
The moon and stars adorn the night;
His works are all divine!

[He struck the sons of Egypt dead;
How dreadful is his rod!
And thence with joy his people led:
How gracious is our God!

He cleft the swelling sea in two;
His arm is great in might,
And gave the tribes a passage thro’;
His power and grace unite.

But Pharaoh’s army there he drown’d;
How glorious are his ways!
And brought his saints thro’ desert ground;
Eternal be his praise.

Great monarchs fell beneath his hand,
Victorious is his sword;
While Israel took the promis’d land;
And faithful is his word.]

He saw the nations dead in sin;
He felt his pity move:
How sad the state the world was in!
How boundless was his love!

He sent to save us from our woe;
His goodness never fails;
From death, and hell, and every foe;
And still his grace prevails.

Give thanks to God the heavenly King;
His mercies still endure!
Let the whole earth his praises sing;
His truth is ever sure.