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O Praise the Lord benign whose mercy




O Praise the Lord benign,
whose mercy ne'er decays;
Give thanks, and praises sing
to God of gods always;
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


The Lord of lords praise ye,
Whose mercies ever dure
Great wonders only he
doth by his power sure:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Which God omnipotent
by his great wisdom he
The heav'n and firmament
did frame as we may see:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Yea, he the, heavy charge
Of all the earth did lay
Upon the waters large
remaining to this day:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Great lights he made, for why?
his mercy lasts alway;
The sun most gloriously
to rule the lightsome day:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Also the moon so clear,
which shineth in our sight,
And stars that do appear
to guide the darksome night:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


With grievous plagues and sore
all Egypt smote he then,
The first-born less and more
be slew of beasts and men:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


And from amidst their land
his Israel forth brought,
Which he with mighty hand
and out-stretched arm hath wrought:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


The sea he cut in two,
which stood up like a wall,
And made through it to go
his chosen children all:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


But overwhelm-ed then
the haughty king Pharaoh,
With his huge host of men
and chariots also:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Who led through wilderness
his people safe and sound;
And for his love endless
great kings he brought to ground
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


And with puissant hand
slew kings of mighty fame,
As of the Amorites' land
Sehon the king by name:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


And Og the giant large,
of Basan king also,
Whose land for heritage
he gave his people to:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


E'en unto Israel
his servant dear, I say,
That he therein might dwell,
and there abide alway:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Who us remembered when
in our most low degree,
And from oppressors then
in safety set us free:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.


Who doth all flesh with food
abundantly supply:
Wherefore let God most good
be praised incessantly:
For certainly
his mercies dure
Both firm and sure
eternally.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1812
      Bible Refs:
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      1812# 136
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