Scripture Verse

I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth. Luke 10:21


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, The Ho­ly Year (Lon­don: Riv­ing­tons, 1863), num­ber 124.

Music: Alms­giv­ing (Dykes) John B. Dykes, in the mu­sic­al edi­tion of The Ho­ly Year, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885)
National Portrait Gallery



O Lord of Heav’n and earth and sea,
To Thee all praise and glo­ry be;
How shall we show our love to Thee,
Giver of all?

The gold­en sun­shine, ver­nal air,
Sweet flow­ers and fruits Thy love de­clare;
Where har­vests rip­en, Thou art there,
Giver of all!

For peace­ful homes, and health­ful days,
For all the bless­ings Earth dis­plays,
We owe Thee thank­ful­ness and praise,
Giver of all!

Thou didst not spare Thine on­ly Son,
But gav’st Him for a world un­done,
And e’en that gift Thou dost out­run,
And give us all.

Thou giv’st the Spi­rit’s bless­èd dow­er,
Spirit of life, and love, and pow­er,
And dost His sev’n­fold grac­es show­er
Upon us all.

For souls re­deemed, for sins for­giv’n,
For means of grace and hopes of Heav’n,
What can to Thee, O Lord, be giv’n,
Who giv­est all?

We lose what on our­selves we spend;
We have as trea­sure with­out end
Whatever, Lord, to Thee we lend,
Who giv­est all.

Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee,
Repaid a thou­sand­fold will be;
Then glad­ly will we give to Thee,
Giver of all.

To Thee, from whom we all de­rive
Our life, our gifts, our pow­er to give;
O may we ev­er with Thee live,
Giver of all!