PSALM 107:1-7, 33-37
METER:  77 77 77
This is the meter for such hymns as "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 in des-erts wan-dered 'round,
    Find-ing not a place to live;
    Hun-gry, thirst-y they did roam.
    Their souls faint-ed with-in them.
    Then they cried out to the Lord,
    And he saved them from dis-tress.
3.  He led them straight-way unto
    A cit-y where they could live.
    To dry land he turns the streams,
    Springs of wa-ter he dries up.
    Fruit-ful land be-comes a waste,
    When its peo-ple evil do.
4.  Des-erts he turns into pools,
    Parched land into flow-ing springs.
    There he lets the hun-gry live,
    And they build a place to dwell.
    They sow fields, and vine-yards plant,
    And they get a fruit-ful yield.

Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2002 Dale A. Schoening.

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