"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever."
thanks to the Lord, not only because he does good, but because
he is good (all the streams must be traced up to the fountain), not
only because he is merciful to us, but because his mercy endures
for ever, and will be drawn out to those that shall come after us.
We must give thanks to God, not only for that mercy which is now
handed out to us here on earth, but for that which shall endure for
ever in the glories and joys of heaven."|