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In Every Thing Give Thanks

The lesson is hard for our learning

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Tune: [The lesson is hard for our learning]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The lesson is hard for our learning,
When tempted to pine and to grieve,
Yet God never gave us a portion,
But gratefully we should receive.

Give thanks O my brother,
Life’s trials all through,
Our blessings are many,
Our sorrows are few.

2 We linger so long with our trials,
And live our perplexities o’er;
We might be more earnestly thankful,
If counting our joys by the score. [Chorus]

3 God gives us so many good blessings,
So few little trials to bear;
We only take note of our troubles,
And magnify every care. [Chorus]

4 Each pang holds a gift for our grasping,
If only its lessons we learn;
In ev’ry affliction, the, brother,
The incense of gratefulness burn. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #36

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The lesson is hard for our learning
Title: In Every Thing Give Thanks
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Refrain First Line: Give thanks, O my brother
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #36

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