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We bless thee, Lord, for all this common life

We bless thee, Lord, for all this common life

Author: Frederick M. White
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. We bless Thee, Lord, for all this common life
Can give of rest and joy amidst its strife;
For earth and trees and sea and clouds and springs;
For work, and all the lessons that it brings.

2. For Pisgah gleams of newer, fairer truth,
Which ever ripening still renews our youth;
For fellowship with noble souls and wise,
Whose hearts beat time to music of the skies;

3. For each achievement human toil can reach;
For all that patriots win, and poets teach;
For the old light that gleams on history's page,
For the new hope that shines on each new age.

4. May we to these our lights be ever true,
Find hope and strength and joy for ever new,
To heavenly visions still obedient prove,
The Eternal Law, writ by the Almighty Love!

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #46

Author: Frederick M. White

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First Line: We bless thee, Lord, for all this common life
Author: Frederick M. White
Copyright: Public Domain


We bless Thee, Lord, for all this common life. [Thankfulness.] The signature "J. M. White" is appended to this hymn on an undated Dublin leaflet. The hymn has passed into Horder's Congregational Hymnal, 1884, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


We bless Thee, Lord, for all this common life, p. 1594, ii. This is in the Hymns & Anthems, South Place Chapel, London, 1873, No. 249, beginning “Thanks, ever thanks, for all this common life," and signed F. M. White. Nos. 203, 245, 292 in the same collection have the same signature, which is expanded in the index to "Frederick M. White." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #7186
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