Psalm 118: Everlasting to Everlasting


This last song from my Hallel Psalm cantata, Everlasting to Everlasting, is a setting of Psalm 118. This song is a slow burn—it sneaks up on you rather than grabbing you by the collar and shaking you. Use it like you would a song from Taizé, to accompany communion or as part of a contemplative service, for example.

words and music by Greg Scheer
copyright 2014
CCLI #6557638
OneLicense #2014-21

1. O give thanks to the Lord,
for our God is kind.
Let God’s people proclaim
to the end of time.

Everlasting to everlasting
is the gracious love of the Lord.

2. I cried out to the Lord
in my time of need
and God answered my prayer
and set me free.

3. Whom have I to fear
with the Lord by my side?
Whom have I to trust?
On the Lord I have relied.

4. I was close to death,
surrounded on every side.
But the Lord made a way
and led me back to life.

5. God our rock and salvation,
our strength and light.
O give thanks to the Lord,
for our God is kind.