Thanksgiving Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Rivaulx 

Click here to download the score and lyrics from George’s book, Singing a New Song, volume 1 

These lyrics work well on Mother’s Day.  With the simple substitution of ‘father’ for ‘mother’ in the last verse, it fits in well on Father’s Day.

For all the blessings in our life,
For peace and calm amidst the strife,
A thankful hymn of joy we raise
In celebration and in praise.

For parents, children, family ties,
For rainy days and clear blue skies,
A thankful hymn of joy we raise
In celebration and in praise.

For times of stress, when we can’t cope
That are the doorways to new hope,
A thankful hymn of joy we raise
In celebration and in praise.

For hearing sounds, for seeing sights,
For twilight peace and guiding lights,
A thankful hymn of joy we raise
In celebration and in praise.

For God through all and in us all
Surrounds what is, is overall,
A thankful hymn of joy we raise
With great elation in our praise.

Such love is so deep; can conquer what’s wrong;
For motherly love is patient and strong;
With God as love’s mother, God’s presence we see
In mothering love and in mothers-to-be.

 

Thanks to George’s generosity, all of the lyrics published on his website are free of any copyright restrictions and limitations and thus are all available for your use.