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God is Good Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "Yes, God is good; in earth and sky, From ocean depths and spreading wood" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "God is Good" hymn were written by its English author John Hampden Gurney. The author of the hymn, John Hampden Gurney, was born on August 15, 1802 and died on March 8, 1862. The haunting music that accompanies the "God is Good" song of praise was composed by Thomas Williams.  The composer of the music to the "God is Good" hymn, Thomas Williams, was born on 1724 and died on 19 June 1770. We have placed "God is Good" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and worshipful church hymn.

God is Good Hymn
Title: God is Good *** Name of Composer: Thomas Williams *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Hampden Gurney *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "God is Good" lyrics, John Hampden Gurney (August 15, 1802-March 8, 1862), was born in Fleet Street, London, England and achieved fame as a a member of the nobility and a successful hymn writer. Gurney supported many different religious societies and became Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral ( a prebendary is the canon of a cathedral).

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "God is Good", Thomas Williams (1724-19 June 1770), was born in Hampshire, England and became famous as a Congregational minister, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: God is Good
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Hampden Gurney (August 15, 1802 to March 8, 1862)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Williams (1724 to 19 June 1770)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Yes, God is good; in earth and sky, From ocean depths and spreading wood"
First Publication Date: 1851


God is Good Lyrics

Yes, God is good; in earth and sky,
From ocean depths and spreading wood,
Ten thousand voices seem to cry,
"God made us all, and God is good."

The sun that keeps his trackless way
And downward pours his golden flood,
Night's sparkling hosts, all seem to say,
In accents clear, that God is good.

The merry birds prolong the strain,
Their song with every spring renewed;
And balmy air, and falling rain,
Each softly whispers, "God is good."

I hear it in the rushing breeze;
The hills that have for ages stood,
The echoing sky and roaring seas,
All swell the chorus, God is good.

Yes, God is good, all nature says,
By God's own hand with speech endued;
And man, in louder notes of praise,
Should sing for joy that God is good.

For all Thy gifts we bless Thee, Lord,
But chiefly for our heavenly food;
Thy pardoning grace, Thy quickening word,
These prompt our song, that God is good.

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