Scripture Verse

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902).

Music: Ca­leb Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc). With­out the re­frain, the tune is known as Aza­ri­ah (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


Thanks for Thy Word, O bless­èd Re­deem­er!
Open our eyes its beau­ty to see;
Grant us Thy grace to stu­dy it wise­ly,
Close ev­ery heart to all but Thee.


Thanks for the Bi­ble, of­fer­ing so free­ly
Pardon and peace to all who be­lieve;
Help us, O Lord, its coun­sel to fol­low,
Meekly by faith its truth re­ceive.

Thanks for Thy Word of pre­cept and pro­mise,
Lamp to our feet and light to our way,
Points us afar where plea­sures im­mor­tal
Bloom in Thine own bright realm of day.


Blessèd are they who keep its com­mand­ments,
They shall abide for ev­er with Thee;
Close by the clear and beau­ti­ful ri­ver,
Sharing the fruits of life’s fair tree.