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Lord’s Day 11, 2014

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”


I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

—Psalm 9:1–2

Hymns of Thanksgiving
Hymn XV.
The General Thanksgiving in the Liturgy paraphrased.
Augustus Toplady (1740–1778)

Eternal God, the thanks receive,
Which thine unworthy servants give;
Father of ev’ry mercy thou,
Almighty and all gracious too!

In humble yet exulting songs,
Thy praises issue from our tongues,
For that incessant boundless love,
Which we and all thy creatures prove.

Fashion’d by thy creating hand,
And by thy providence sustain’d,
We wish our gratitude to shew,
For all thy temporal blessings due.

But O! for this we chiefly raise
The incense of admiring praise—
Thy love unspeakably we own
Which sent the willing Saviour down.

For him, of all thy gifts the best,
Th’ exceeding gift which crowns the rest,
Chiefly for him thy name we laud,
And thank thee for a bleeding God.

Nor should we fail our Lord to praise,
For all the assisting means of grace;
Th’ appointed channels which convey
Strength to support us on our way.

To thee let all our thanks be giv’n,
For our well-grounded hope of heav’n,
Our glorious trust, that we shall reign
And live with him who died for man.

And O! so deep a sense impress
Of thy supreme, unbounded grace,
That anthems in full choir may rise,
And shake the earth and rend the skies

Make us in deed, as well as word,
Shew forth the praises of the Lord,
And thank him still for what he gives
Both with our lips, and in our lives!

O that, by sin no more subdu’d.
We might devote ourselves to God,
And only breathe to tell his praise,
And in his service spend our daysl

Hail, Father! Hail, eternal Son!
Hail, sacred Spirit, Three in One!
Blessing and thanks, and pow’r divine.
Thrice, holy Lord, be ever thine!

The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady (Sprinkle Publications, 1987).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted 2014·03·16 by David Kjos
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