To God On High Be Thanks


To God on high be thanks and praise
For mercy ceasing never,
Whereby no foe a hand can raise,
Nor harm can reach us ever;
With joy to Him our hearts ascend,
The source of peace that knows no end,
A peace that none can sever.

The honors paid Thy holy name
To hear Thou ever deignest;
Thou, God the Father, still the same
Unshaken ever reignest;
Unmeasured stands Thy glorious might;
Thy thoughts, Thy deeds, outstrip the light;
Thou, Lord, our heav’n remainest.

O Jesus Christ, our God and Lord,
Son of Thy heavenly Father,
O Thou who hast our peace restored,
And Thy lost sheep doth gather-
Thou Lamb of God, to Thee on high,
From out our depths we sinners cry,
Have mercy on us, Jesus.