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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 136

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Psalm 136, 8.7.8.7: Give thanks to God, for good is he

First Version (8.7.8.7.)

Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)

1 Give thanks to God, for good is he: for mercy hath he ever. 2 Thanks to the God of gods give ye: for his grace faileth never.

3 Thanks give the Lord of lords unto: for mercy hath he ever. 4 Who only wonders great can do: for his grace faileth never.

5 Who by his wisdom made heav’ns high: for mercy hath he ever. 6 Who stretch’d the earth above the sea: for his grace faileth never.

7 To him that made the great lights shine: for mercy hath he ever. 8 The sun to rule till day decline: for his grace faileth never.

9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for mercy hath he ever. 10 Who Egypt’s first-born kill’d outright: for his grace faileth never.

11 And Isr’el brought from Egypt land: for mercy hath he ever. 12 With stretch’d-out arm, and with strong hand: for his grace faileth never.

13 By whom the Red sea parted was: for mercy hath he ever. 14 And through its midst made Isr’el pass: for his grace faileth never.

15 But Phar’oh and his host did drown: for mercy hath he ever. 16 Who through the desert led his own: for his grace faileth never.

17 To him great kings who overthrew: for he hath mercy ever. 18 Yea, famous kings in battle slew: for his grace faileth never.

19 Ev’n Sihon king of Amorites: for he hath mercy ever. 20 And Og the king of Bashanites: for his grace faileth never.

21 Their land in heritage to have: (for mercy hath he ever.) 22 His servant Isr’el right he gave: for his grace faileth never.

23 In our low state who on us thought: for he hath mercy ever. 24 And from our foes our freedom wrought: for his grace faileth never.

25 Who doth all flesh with food relieve: for he hath mercy ever. 26 Thanks to the God of heaven give: for his grace faileth never.