Scripture Verse

The heavens declare the glory of God. Psalm 19:1


Caroline A. Mason (1823–1890)

Words: Ca­rol­ine A. Ma­son, The Lost Ring and Oth­er Po­ems (New York & Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Hough­ton, Miff­lin, 1891), pages 164–65.

Music: Hope (Ir­ons) Her­bert S. Ir­ons (1834–1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Ir­ons (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O God, I thank Thee for each sight
Of beau­ty that Thy hand doth give;
For sun­ny skies and air and light;
O God, I thank Thee that I live.

That life I con­se­crate to Thee,
And ev­er as the day is born,
On wings of joy my soul would flee,
And thank Thee for ano­ther morn.

Another day to which to cast
Some si­lent deed of love abroad,
That, great­en­ing as it jour­neys past,
May do some ear­nest work for God.

Another day to do, to dare,
To use anew my grow­ing strength,
To arm my soul with faith and pray­er,
And so reach Heav’n and Thee at last.