|GIVE thanks to God, invoke His name,
And tell the world His grace;
Sound through the earth His deeds of fame,
That all may seek His face.
|2||A seed will make the nations blest,
The children of God’s choice;
And Canaan’s land shall be their rest,
A type of heavenly joys.
|3||The Lord Himself directs their way,
And makes their journey right;
A leading cloud He gave by day,
A guide of fire by night.
|4||They thirst, and waters from the rock
In rich abundance flow,
And following all the way they take,
Run all the desert through.
|5||O wondrous stream and precious type
Of ever-flowing grace!
So Christ our Rock maintains our life
Through all this wilderness.
|6||So let the world forbear its rage,
The church renounce her fear,
For she must live in every age
Triumphant in God’s care.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|