Thy blessing is upon Thy people.@Psalm 3:8

From the Exeter Collection.

Eastbourne Henry W. Hardy, composed about 1865 for use at St. Mary’s, Eastbourne, and first published in The Parish Tune Book (🔊 pdf nwc).

Great Source of unexhausted good,
Who givest us health and friends and food
And peace and calm content;
Like fragrant incense, to the skies,
Let songs of grateful praises rise
For all Thy blessings lent.

Through all the dangers of the day,
Thy providence attends our way,
To guard us and to guide;
Thy grace directs our wandering will,
And warns us, lest seducing ill
Allure our souls aside.

To Thee our lives, our all, we owe,
Our peace and sweetest joys below,
And brightest hopes above;
Then let our lives, and all that’s ours,
Our souls, and all our active powers,
Be sacred to Thy love.