John Milton – A Thanksgiving Prayer

John Milton wrote the following poem when he was only fifteen years old. (He would later go on to write the epic poem, “Paradise Lost.”) The poem is based on Psalm 136 and was later made into a hymn by church organist John Bernard Wilkes.

“ALL PRAISE TO GOD” – by John Milton

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind:

For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God:

He, with all-commanding might,
Filled the new-made world with light:

All things living he doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need:

He his chosen race did bless
In the wasteful wilderness:

Let us then with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for he is kind.

 
This is just a selection of verses from the poem. The actual poem is much longer, repeating the lines “For his mercies aye endure / Ever faithful, ever sure” as part of each stanza.

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2 Comments

  1. IFEANYI says:

    GOD I THANK YOU FOR HELP ME IFEANYI GET MY PAPER IN THIS RED CROSS CAMP I AM STAYING IN SPAIN.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Ifeanyi – I’m not sure I understand your situation, but I pray that God will provide what you need at this time.

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