10705. O God! To Thee Our Hearts Would Pay

1 O God! to Thee our hearts would pay
Their gratitude sincere,
Whose love hath kept us, night and day,
Throughout another year.

2 Of every breath, and every power,
Thou wast the gracious source;
From Thee came every happy hour
Which smiled along its course.

3 And if sometimes across our path
A cloud its shadows threw,
Thou didst not waft it there in wrath,
But loving-kindness true.

4 For joy and grief alike we pay
Our thanks to Thee above;
And only pray to grow each day
More worthy of Thy love.

Text Information
First Line: O God! to Thee our hearts would pay
Title: O God! To Thee Our Hearts Would Pay
Author: William Gaskell
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion by Samuel Longfellow and Samuel Johnson (Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 4th ed., 1849)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Carl Gläser (1828)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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