My God, I Thank Thee ~ Hymn

My God, I Thank Thee

My God, I thank Thee, who hast made
The earth so bright,
So full of splendor and of joy,
Beauty and light;
So many glorious things are here,
Noble and right.

I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made
Joy to abound;
So many gentle thoughts and deeds
Circling us round,
That in the darkest spot of earth
Some love is found.

I thank Thee more that all our joy
Is touched with pain,
That shadows fall on brightest hours,
That thorns remain;
So that earth’s bliss may be our guide,
And not our chain.

For thou who knowest, Lord, how soon
Our weak heart clings,
Hast given us joys, tender and true,
Yet all with wings;
So that we see gleaming on high
Diviner things.

I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept
The best in store;
We have enough, yet not too much
To long for more:
A yearning for a deeper peace
Not known before.

I thank Thee, Lord, that here our souls
Though amply blessed,
Can never find, although they seek
A perfect rest;
Nor ever shall, until they lean
On Jesus’ breast

Words: Ad­e­laide A. Proc­ter, Legends and Lyrics, a Book of Verse, 1858.

ht: cyberhymnal

9 thoughts on “My God, I Thank Thee ~ Hymn

  1. These words are so powerful. Tthat Thou hast kept The best in store;We have enough, yet not too much To long for more: A yearning for a deeper peace not known before.

    Thank you God.

    Blessed Sunday, Ellen.

  2. Good morning Ellen B.,
    You are probably already up and out the door. I hope you have a wonderful one. As always, a hymn I’ve never heard, but have been blessed to read.
    🙂 Cori G.

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, Ellen. It goes right along with my pastor’s Sunday lessons this month on the theme “The blessing of limitations.”

    Sara

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