PSALM 118:1-2, 19-29
SUGGESTED TUNE: HE LEADETH ME or SWEET HOUR
This is the meter of such hymns as "He Leadeth Me" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer"
1. Give thanks to God, for he is good.
His stead-fast love en-dures for aye.
Let Is-rael say, "God's stead-fast love
En-dures for-ev-er with-out end.
O-pen the gates of right-eous-ness,
That I may en-ter and thank God.
This is the gate of God the Lord;
Only the right-eous can come in.
2. I thank you that you an-swered me,
That my sal-va-tion you've be-come.
The stone the build-ers turned a-way
Has now be-come the cor-ner-stone.
This is the do-ing of the Lord,
And it is marv-elous in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord has made;
Let us re-joice, let us be glad.
3. Save us, O Lord, we pray to you;
Give us suc-cess, we pray, O Lord.
Blest he who comes in God's own name.
From God's own Tem-ple we bless you.
You are my God, I give you thanks;
You are my God, I will praise you.
Give thanks to God, for he is good;
His stead-fast love for-ev-er lasts.
First half of first stanza reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Balance of psalm reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.