I'm not familiar with the following song, but as I was looking through an old hymn book today, I found it in the group of Thanksgiving songs. I liked the words, so I thought I'd share it with you today.
Thanks to God!
Written by August Ludvig Storm, 1862-1914
Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for ev'ry need provided
From the fullness of Thy love!
Thanks for daily toil and labor
And for rest when shadows fall;
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And thy goodness unto all!
Thanks for thorns as well as roses,
Thanks for weakness and for health;
Thanks for clouds as well as sunshine,
Thanks for poverty and wealth!
Thanks for pain as well as pleasure --
All Thou sendest day by day;
And Thy Word, our dearest treasure,
Shedding light upon our way.
Thanks, O God, for home and fireside, Where we share our daily bread;
Thanks for hours of sweet communion,
Where by Thee our souls are fed!
Thanks for grace in time of sorrow
And for joy and peace in Thee;
Thanks for hope today, tomorrow,
And for all eternity!
I'm really enjoying Kelli's Giving Thanks series this week! Be sure to add your own Thanksgiving posts to her Mr. Linky, or just go by and see what other bloggers are doing this week.