THANK you, Lord, for all your goodness
Through the years of yesterday;
Thank you, too, for present mercies
And your blessing on my way.
Thank you for each revelation,
And for what you choose to hide;
Thank you, Lord, for grace sustaining
As I in your love abide.
2 Thank you, Lord, for sunlit pathways,
Thank you, too, for byways rough;
Thank you for the fruitful summers
Also for the winters tough.
Thank you, Lord, for fragrant flowers
Growing right amid the weeds;
Thank you for the peace you give me
Even when my spirit bleeds.
3 Thank you, Lord, for wayside roses,
Even for the thorns beside;
Thank you for the prayers you granted
And for those that you denied;
Thank you, Lord, for precious comfort
In my hours of grief and pain;
Thank you for your precious promise
Life eternal I shall gain.
Storm, August Ludvig. (Motala, Sweden, October 23, 1862--July 1, 1914, Stockholm). Salvation Army. Attended trade and agricultural schools. Joined the Salvation Army and was made finance secretary at Army headquarters in 1892. Stricken with a serious back disorder. His poetry appeared in the Swedish War Cry.
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Display Title: THANK you, Lord, for all your goodnessFirst Line: THANK you, Lord, for all your goodnessAuthor: August Ludvig Storm (1862-1914); Flora LarssonDate: 1986Subject: The life of holiness | Praise and Thanksgiving