I thank thee, heavenly Father

For tender mercies new each day

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [For tender mercies new each day]
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1 For tender mercies new each day,
For guidance all along life’s way,
For goodness I can ne’er repay,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!
For all Thy constant, loving care,
For needed grace, for answered pray’r,
In threat’ning danger, hidden snare,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!

2 For sunsets that in splendor die,
For all that here delights mine eye
In plain and mountain, sea and sky,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!
For true and faithful friends I know,
For home, where love-fires brightly glow,
For all that hallows life below,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!

3 For truth and promise richly stored
For me within Thy holy Word,
For light and comfort they afford,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!
For shelter when the storm was wild,
For patience t’ward Thy erring child,
When I was yet unreconciled,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!

4 And for Thy love that freely gave
Thy only Son, my soul to save,
To shed a light beyond the grave,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!
For pow’r to triumph o’er my foes,
For peace that like a river flows,
For endless life when life shall close,
I thank Thee, heav’nly Father!

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #271

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: For tender mercies new each day
Title: I thank thee, heavenly Father
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Copyright: Public Domain

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