Author Unknown
From The Psalter, 1912

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
Psalm 138:4

The psalmist said, It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD. Though the thanksgiving season has Americans giving thanks "in general" every year, may we as Christians remember Him from Whom all blessings flow! Give thanks to God!

William Batchelder Bradbury, the composer of the music for this beautiful hymn of thanksgiving, was born October 6, 1816 in York, Maine. He composed the music to a number of familiar hymns, leaving behind him a beautiful legacy of praise to his LORD. Bradbury died January 7, 1868 in Montclair, New Jersey.

With grateful heart my thanks I bring,
Before the great Thy praise I sing;
I worship in Thy holy place
And praise Thee for Thy truth and grace;
For truth and grace together shine
In Thy most holy Word divine,
In Thy most holy Word divine.

I cried to Thee and Thou didst save,
Thy Word of grace new courage gave;
The kings of earth shall thank Thee, Lord,
For they have heard Thy wondrous Word;
Yea, they shall come with songs of praise,
For great and glorious are Thy ways,
For great and glorious are Thy ways.

O Lord, enthroned in glory bright,
Thou reignest in the heavenly height;
The proud in vain Thy favor seek,
But Thou hast mercy for the meek;
Through trouble though my pathway be,
Thou wilt retrieve and strengthen me,
Thou wilt retrieve and strengthen me.

Thou wilt stretch forth Thy mighty arm
To save me when my foes alarm;
The work Thou hast for me begun
Shall by Thy grace be fully done;
Forever mercy dwells with Thee;
O Lord, my Maker, think on me,
O Lord, my Maker, think on me.

*For Today*: Psalm 100:4, 116:12 & 14, 147:7; Philippians 4:6 & 7; Colossians 2:7; I Thessalonians 5:18

Pause even now and praise God for Himself and His gift of personal salvation on your behalf.

Music url: To the tune of "The Solid Rock"

Portions from Amazing Grace -- 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions Copyright 1990 by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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