PSALM 107:1-3, 23-32
METER: 77 77 77
SUGGESTED TUNE: DIX
This is the meter of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth."
1. Give God thanks, for he is good,
End-less is his stead-fast love.
Let his ran-somed speak his praise,
Who he has re-deemed from woe
And has gath-ered from the lands,
From the east, west, north, and south.
2. Some went to the sea in ships,
Do-ing busi-ness on the waves;
They saw Yah-weh's might-y deeds,
And his won-ders in the deep.
God called forth the storm-y wind,
Which raised up the sea in waves.
3. Ships rose high, then down they plunged,
Sail-ors' cour-age melt-ed down,
Reel-ing, stag-g'ring as if drunk,
At wits' end they found them-selves.
Then they cried out to the Lord,
And he saved them from dis-tress.
4. Storm and waves God qui-et-ed,
Glad-ly a safe port they reached.
Let them thank God for his love,
For his works to hu-man-kind.
Let them praise the Lord be-fore
All the gath-ered ones of God.
Stanza 1 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 2-4 copyright 2000 Dale A. Schoening.