We Thank Thee, O God

We thank Thee, O God, for the gifts Thou hast given

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [We thank Thee, O God, for the gifts Thou hast given]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We thank Thee, O God, for the gifts Thou hast giv’n,
The blessings Thy love hath bestowed;
Thy goodness and mercy our tongues would recite,
And publish Thy praises abroad.

How great is Thy mercy and goodness and love
To us-ward, our God and our King!
Of all Thou hast done for the children of men,
Our voices forever could sing.

2 We thank Thee, O God, for all things Thou hast made,
Our senses, our souls to delight;
The beauties and glories that greet us by day,
The wonders and splendors of night. [Refrain]

3 We thank Thee for life, that mysterious gift,
How strange, how elusive, how sweet!
For being created and quickened by Thee,
With powers so wondrous, replete. [Refrain]

4 We thank Thee for love, that most wonderful gift,
For friendships and fellowships dear;
For all the enjoyment and pleasures they yield,
For home with its gladness and cheer. [Refrain]

5 We thank Thee for Him,—“Thy unspeakable gift,”
Without whom all others were vain;
For Jesus, our Light, our Salvation, our All,
Our Hope till His coming again. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship Hymns #56

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent on a farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Herald" of Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: We thank Thee, O God, for the gifts Thou hast given
Title: We Thank Thee, O God
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How great is thy mercy
Copyright: Public Domain



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