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Deo gratias

For all the past

Author: A. C. Dixon
Tune: [For all the past]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 For all the past,
With stars o’ercast,
Thy name, O God, I praise;
For promised joy
Without alloy
Thro’ all these hopeful days.

Because all grief
Shall find relief
Thro’ Thy abounding love;
And ev’ry cross
That comes with loss
Predicts a crown above.

2 For all I’ve gained,
By grace obtained,
Thy name, O God, I praise;
For pleasant hours
‘Mid blooming flow’rs;
Thro’ all these happy days. [Refrain]

3 For doing good
To whom I could,
Thy name, O God, I praise;
For doing right,
In Jesus’ sight,
Thro’ all these busy days. [Refrain]

4 For all I’ve lost,
Whate’er the cost,
Thy name, O God, I praise;
For sorrow’s night,
Stars out of sight,
Thro’ all these gloomy days. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #8

Author: A. C. Dixon

Amzi Clarence Dixon (July 6, 1854 – June 14, 1925) was a Baptist pastor, Bible expositor, and evangelist, popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With R.A. Torrey he edited an influential series of essays, published as the The Fundamentals (1910-15), which gave fundamentalist Christianity its name. A. C. Dixon was the brother of minister, playwright, and influential racist Thomas Dixon. Dixon was born on a plantation near Shelby, North Carolina, on July 6, 1854 to a Baptist preacher. While still young, Dixon believed he was called to preach the gospel. In 1875, Dixon graduated from Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He was ordained in 1876 and immediately began serving as pastor of two country churche… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For all the past
Title: Deo gratias
Author: A. C. Dixon
Refrain First Line: Because all grief shall find


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