Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thankful Themes

"O give thanks unto the LORD… that stretched out the earth above the waters… Who remembered us in our low estate… and hath redeemed us from our enemies" (Psalm 136:1,6,23,24).  "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?  Who hath gathered the wind in His fists?  Who hath bound the waters in a garment?  Who hath established all the ends of the earth?... He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:4,5).  "The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10). 

We join the joyful, grateful ranks
Of those who worship God our Savior
And lift our voice to give Him thanks
As we recall His wondrous favor. 

We praise Him for his works are great
In all the wonders of creation! 
Descending to our low estate,
He died to purchase our salvation! 

We trust in Him who is our Shield,
Ascended now as our Defender. 
How rightly, therefore, do we yield
To Him with grateful, glad surrender. 

O Lord, as we recall the cost
Of blood You shed that now redeems
And ransoms those who once were lost,
We worship You with thankful themes! 

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