Scripture Verse

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


William Gaskell

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


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.