Birds in Hymns – O Give Thanks To Him Who Made

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) by Lee Lowry Pk Zoo

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) by Lee Lowry Pk Zoo

Based on:

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3 KJV)

Words by ~ Jo­si­ah Con­der (1789-1855), in The Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn Book, 1836.
Music ~ “Dix” ~by~  Con­rad Koch­er, Stim­men aus dem Reiche Gott­es, 1838

O Give Thanks To Him Who Made

O give thanks to Him Who made
Morning light and evening shade;
Source and Giver of all good,
Nightly sleep and daily food;
Quickener of our wearied powers,
Guard of our unconscious hours.

O give thanks to nature’s King,
Who made every breathing thing;
His, our warm and sentient frame,
His, the mind’s immortal flame.
O how close the ties that bind
Spirits to the Eternal Mind!

O give thanks with heart and lip,
For we are His workmanship;
And all creatures are His care:
Not a bird that cleaves the air
Falls unnoticed
; but who can
Speak the Father’s love to man?

O give thanks to Him Who came
In a mortal, suffering frame—
Temple of the Deity—
Came for rebel man to die;
In the path Himself hath trod
Leading back His saints to God.

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