172. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

1 Songs of thankfulness and praise,
Jesus, Lord, to Thee we raise;
Manifested by the star
To the sages from afar,
Branch of royal David's stem,
In Thy birth at Bethlehem:
Anthems be to Thee addressed
Word in flesh made manifest.

2 Manifest at Jordan's stream,
Prophet, Priest, and King supreme,
And at Cana, Wedding Guest,
In Thy Godhead manifest;
Manifest in pow'r divine,
Changing water into wine;
Anthems be to Thee addressed
God on earth made manifest.

3 Manifest in making whole
Palsied limbs and fainting soul;
Manifest in valiant fight,
Quelling all the devil's might;
Manifest in gracious will,
Ever bringing good from ill;
Anthems be to Thee addressed,
God for us made manifest.

4 Grant us grace to see Thee, Lord,
Mirrored in Thy holy Word;
May we imitate Thee now
And be pure, as pure art Thou;
That we like to Thee may be
At Thy great epiphany,
And may praise Thee, ever blest,
God for all made manifest.

Text Information
First Line: Songs of thankfulness and praise
Title: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Author: C. Wordsworth, 1807-85
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, Savior of Gentiles
Tune Information
Arranger: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750
Composer: J. Hintze, 1622-1702 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: D Major

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