Thanks To God!

Here is a hymn that I love to sing at Thanksgiving.  Some of the words were a bit archaic so I took poetic license and changed them (apologies to August Ludvig Storm, 1862-1914).

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all that You provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!

          Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
          Thanks for colours in the fall!
          Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
          Thanks for peace within my soul!

Thanks for prayers that You have answered,
Thanks for all that You’ve denied!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all that You supply!

          Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
          Thanks for comfort in despair!
          Thanks for grace that none can measure,
          Thanks for love beyond compare!

Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!

          Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
          Thanks for peace in souls set free!
          Thanks for hope in the tomorrow –
          Thanks through all eternity!!


  1. Thank you, Sarah, for that hymn! I've never heard it but like the words so much!

    1. Many hymnals have it - a nice tune actually!

  2. This was one of my mom's favorites. I can hear her singing it. I think I can hear my grandma singing it too, which would be about right, given the date. Brought up with gratitude as a foundation, what better gift for our children.


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