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136
PSALM 136
First Version
Meter: 8,7,8,7 Iambic
1Give thanks to God, for good is he:
for mercy hath he ever.
2Thanks to the God of gods give ye:
for his grace faileth never.
3Thanks give the Lord of lords unto:
for mercy hath he ever.
4Who only wonders great can do:
for his grace faileth never.
5Who by his wisdom made heav'ns high:
for mercy hath he ever.
6Who stretch'd the earth above the sea:
for his grace faileth never.
7To him that made the great lights shine:
for mercy hath he ever.
8The sun to rule till day decline:
for his grace faileth never.
9The moon and stars to rule by night:
for mercy hath he ever.
10Who Egypt's first-born kill'd outright:
for his grace faileth never.
11And Isr'el brought from Egypt land:
for mercy hath he ever.
12With stretch'd-out arm, and with strong hand:
for his grace faileth never.
13By whom the Red sea parted was:
for mercy hath he ever.
14And through its midst made Isr'el pass:
for his grace faileth never.
15But Phar'oh and his host did drown:
for mercy hath he ever.
16Who through the desert led his own:
for his grace faileth never.
17To him great kings who overthrew:
for he hath mercy ever.
18Yea, famous kings in battle slew:
for his grace faileth never.
19Ev'n Sihon king of Amorites:
for he hath mercy ever.
20And Og the king of Bashanites:
for his grace faileth never.
21Their land in heritage to have:
(for mercy hath he ever.)
22His servant Isr'el right he gave:
for his grace faileth never.
23In our low state who on us thought:
for he hath mercy ever.
24And from our foes our freedom wrought:
for his grace faileth never.
25Who doth all flesh with food relieve:
for he hath mercy ever.
26Thanks to the God of heaven give:
for his grace faileth never.