Dad gracias

Translator: Alberto Merubia

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Author: Henry Smith

Henry Smith must have seen life this way: God’s side of the equation outweighs whatever is on the opposite side. At least, that’s what the words he wrote indicate. God is the ‘all’ of existence, so that I am called to ‘give thanks’ six times in the song’s opening words. When I’m done here on planet Earth, all that will matter is what lies ahead – in God’s presence. That must have been alluring for Henry Smith, who was struggling to find steady work, despite having just earned his college degree. When he says ‘the poor’ are rich in “Give Thanks”, that’s an echo from his difficulty in finding work. His eyesight was also failing because of a degenerative condition that would eventually leave him legally blind, cer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dad gracias de corazón
Title: Dad gracias
Author: Henry Smith (1978)
Translator: Alberto Merubia
Language: Spanish
Copyright: © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
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