Scripture Verse

My cup overflows. Psalm 23:5


William Gardiner (1770–1853)
British Museum

Words: Jane F. Crewd­son, Lays of the Re­for­ma­tion 1860.

Music: Bel­mont, Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Crewd­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Thou, whose boun­ty fills my cup
With ev­ery bless­ing meet!
I give Thee thanks for ev­ery drop—
The bit­ter and the sweet.

I praise Thee for the de­sert road,
And for the ri­ver­side;
For all Thy good­ness hath be­stowed,
And all Thy grace de­nied.

I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the fu­ture crown,
And for the pre­sent cross.

I thank Thee for the wing of love,
Which stirred my world­ly nest;
And for the stor­my clouds which drove
The flut­ter­er to Thy breast.

I bless Thee for the glad in­crease,
And for the wan­ing joy;
And for this strange, this set­tled peace,
Which no­thing can de­stroy.