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)