Scripture Verse

In every thing give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Words: Ed­na R. Wor­rell, Mer­ry Christ­mas Me­lo­dies (Le­ba­non, Ohio: March Bro­thers, 1914), page 23.

Music: Thank­ful­ness Ed­na R. Wor­rell (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


E’er the day is over we our thanks would say,
For the many plea­sures we have had to­day,
Parents, friends and teachers made us hap­py, quite—
So a hear­ty, Thank you! tells of our de­light.

E’er the day is over, let us now re­call
How our heav’n­ly Fa­ther plans our plea­sures all,
Planting seeds of kind­ness in each old­er heart;
So, dear Lord, we thank Thee: Bless us, as we part.