Scripture Verse

Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness. Psalm 65:11


William Gaskell (1805–1884)

Words: Will­iam Gas­kell, in A Book of Hymns for Pu­blic and Pri­vate De­vo­tion, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel Long­fel­low & Sam­uel John­son (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Tick­nor, Reed & Fields, fourth edi­tion, 1849), num­ber 401.

Music: Az­mon Carl G. Glä­ser, 1828. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


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

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

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

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