1 Heav'nly Father here we bless thee,
All thu goodness we adore;
And with humble songs address thee,
God of mercy, love, and pow'r!
Thou hast been our great salvation,
Thro' the world's deceitful maze;
Thro' affliction and temptation,
Thou hast kept us all our days.
2 Having help from thee obtained,
Here before thee, Lord, we stand;
Foes and fears thou hat restrained,
By thy gracious, mighty hand;
Ev'ry want has thou supplied,
Life, and health, and needful food;
Nothing has thy love denied
Which thou knew'st would do us good.
3 But renewing love and favor
In us wrought by sovereign grace,
Thro' a dear and precious Saviour,
Call for songs of loudest praise:
Here our sins are all forgiven;
Here our mighty debt is paid;
Here we've peace, and peace with heav'n,
Made in him our living head.
4 He, dear Shepherd, kindly sought us,
Strong, to save us he drew near;
Hitherto his love has brought us,
And we close another year.
Pardon, Lord, our ev'ry failing;
O forgive our follies past;
Let thy grace be still prevailing,
Safe to bring us home at last.
5 If another year thou spare us,
Grace, and strength and mercy give;
For thy holy will prepare us,
Whether we shall die or live.
Now to God, the great Jehovah,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be the highest praise for ever,
Here, and by the heav'nly host.
Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXXV