Monday, November 24, 2008

"Thanks For Fireside"

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!
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Thanks for prayers that Thou has answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost 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!
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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 heav'nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!
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August L. Storm, 1891
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""in everything give thanks" I Thessalonians 5:18

2 comments:

Michele said...

How very cozy! Is there music to these words? It seems like I remember singing this...

Jennifer said...

I just heard this song at church on Sunday....had never heard it beofre then and now I read again! How wonderful - it really is a beautiful song. (are you a singer...or simply a music lover...or maybe both??)