It is good to sing Thy praises and to thank Thee, O Most High,
Showing forth Thy lovingkindness when the morning lights the sky.
It is good when night is falling of Thy faithfulness to tell,
While with sweet, melodious praises, songs of adoration swell.
Thou hast filled my heart with gladness through the works Thy hands have wrought;
Thou hast made my life victorious, great Thy works and deep Thy thought.
Thou, O Lord, on high exalted, reignest evermore in might;
All Thy enemies shall perish, sin be banished from Thy sight.
But the good shall live before Thee, planted in Thy dwelling place.
Fruitful trees and ever verdant, nourished by Thy boundless grace.
In His goodness to the righteous God His righteousness displays;
God my Rock, my Strength and Refuge, just and true are all His ways.
Did you know I couldn't find out a single thing about the history of this hymn other than it hails back from the 1900's (for being in a hymnbook).
The words come out of The Psalter in 1912, and we sing it to the tune Ellesdie,
Regardless of the lack of information about this hymn, its still a nice one to sing, rich in meaning. Our worship of him, how God is GOD, being our strength, our fortress, our very ROCK that we can stand on.