Scripture Verse

Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.@Psalm 100:4

Introduction

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Hans G. Nägeli
(1773–1836)

Words: Anne Steele, Po­ems on Sub­jects Chief­ly De­vo­tion­al 1760, page 134. The text comes from Steele’s 10-stan­za When I Sur­vey Life’s Var­ied Scene. Au­gus­tus Top­la­dy chose these three vers­es.

Music: Na­o­mi Hans G. Nä­ge­li. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Father, whate’er of earthly bliss
Thy sovereign will denies,
Accepted at Thy throne, let this
My humble prayer, arise:

Give me a calm and thankful heart,
From every murmur free;
The blessing of Thy grace impart,
And make me live to Thee.

Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine
My life and death attend,
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey’s end.