4116. Lord, We Thank Thee for the Pleasure

1. Lord, we thank Thee for the pleasure
That our happy lifetime gives,
For the boundless worth and treasure
Of a soul that ever lives;
Mind that looks before and after,
Lifting eyes to things above;
Human tears, and human laughter,
And the depths of human love.

2. For the thrill, the leap, the gladness
Of our pulses flowing free;
E’en for every touch of sadness
That may bring us nearer Thee;
But, above all other kindness,
Thine unutterable love,
Which, to heal our sin and blindness,
Sent Thy dear Son from above.

3. Teach us so our days to number
That we may be early wise;
Dreamy mist, or cloud, or slumber,
Never dull our heav’nward eyes.
Hearty be our work and willing,
As to Thee, and not to men;
For we know our soul’s fulfilling
Is in Heav’n, and not ’til then.

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Text Information
First Line: Lord, we thank Thee for the pleasure
Title: Lord, We Thank Thee for the Pleasure
Author: Thomas W. Jex-Blake (1855)
Meter: 87.87 D refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This hymn was written at the request of the Head Master of Marlborough, Dr. Cotton. Alternate tunes: ARMSTRONG (RICHARDS), Henry B. Richards, 1817-1889; AUSTRIA (HAYDN), Franz J. Haydn, 1797; AUTUMN, François H. Barthélémon, 1785; HYMN TO JOY, Ludwig van Beethoven; adapted by Edward Hodges, 1824
Tune Information
Name: ABBOT'S LEIGH
Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1941)
Meter: 87.87 D refrain
Incipit: 53117 66563 45654
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1942, renewed 1970, Hope Publishing Company



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