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Thanksgiving for Divine Mercy, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=39415 Thanksgiving for Divine Mercy, a hymn by David Nunes Carvalho (Reformed Society of Israelites, Charleston, South Carolina, 1826) 2021-10-08 15:12:56 A hymn provided for opening or concluding the morning Sabbath service of the Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.) ca. 1830. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) David Nunes Carvalho Reformed Society of Israelites https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Shaḥarit l'Shabbat ul'Yom Tov 19th century C.E. United States 56th century A.M. English vernacular prayer American Jewry of the United States American Reform Movement South Carolina hymns paraliturgical modim מודים Modim
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Sovereign Lord of light and glory!
Author of our mortal frame!
Joyfully we bow before thee,
And extol thy holy name.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Ever sacred be the theme.
Kind dispenser of each blessing
That surrounds the human race
Gratefully may we possessing,
Still adore thy boundless grace.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah
Praise to God, immortal praise.
Thus with humble adoration,
We attend before thy throne,
And with grateful exultation,
Thine abundant mercy own.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise belongs to thee alone.
In thine every dispensation
Love and mercy we descry,
Thou the God of our salvation,
To preserve us still art nigh,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah
Glory be to God on high.

“Thanksgiving for Divine Mercy” appears as Hymn 21 in The Sabbath service and miscellaneous prayers, adopted by the Reformed society of Israelites, founded in Charleston, S.C., November 21, 1825 (1830, Bloch: 1916), p. 64. According to Isaac Harby the hymn is an adaptation of Psalms 91. (In this statement there must be some confusion as I have difficulty locating any connection between this hymn and the psalm. Rather, this appears to be an adaptation of the Modim prayer in the Amidah.) Gary Zola writes that the prayer was written by David Carvalho for the Society as indicated in Abraham Moïse’s annotated copy of the 1830 prayerbook.[1] Find, “The First Reform Prayerbook in America” (p. 116 ft. 32) in Platforms and prayer books: theological and liturgical perspectives on Reform Judaism (2002)  I have preserved the wording as handwritten in the endpapers of the Constitution of the Reformed Society of Israelites, 1825. –Aharon Varady

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1 Find, “The First Reform Prayerbook in America” (p. 116 ft. 32) in Platforms and prayer books: theological and liturgical perspectives on Reform Judaism (2002)

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