118. Give thanks to God, for he is good, the everlasting Giver

Author: Christopher Idle

Give thanks to God, for he is good,
the everlasting Giver:
let all his people praise the Lord
whose love endures for ever.
For his right hand has made me strong;
I am his new creation:
he is my God, he is my song,
my strength and my salvation.

2. When troubles loomed on every side
and nameless fears surrounded,
to God my Lord I quickly cried
and soon his help abounded.
For God has heard my desperate plea
and seen my pain and sadness;
he came to me, and set me free
in paths of peace and gladness.

3. We trust in God, in him alone;
the stone that was rejected
has now become the cornerstone
that God has resurrected.
The day is his, the first of days,
to celebrate with singing;
rejoice in God, and give him praise,
our best hosannas bringing.

4. The Lord has made his light to shine
on all our dark depression;
from east to west, believers join
his victory procession.
O save us, Lord: give us success!
Your gifts flow like a river;
O bless us, God whose name we bless!
Your love endures for ever.

Scriptures: Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2, Hebrews 13:6, 1 Chronicles 16:34, 2 Chronicles 5:13, 2 Chronicles 7:3, Ezra 3:11, Psalms 106:1, Psalms 107:1, Psalms 117:2, Psalms 136, Jeremiah 33:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalms 100:5, Psalms 118, Matthew 21:9, Matthew 21:15, Matthew 21:42, Matthew 23:39, Mark 11:9-10, Mark 12:10, Luke 13:35, Luke 19:38, Luke 20:17, John 12:13, Acts 4:11, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 2:7

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