Scripture Verse

In every thing give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Melvin J. Hill

Words: J. Sa­la Le­land, in The King’s Prais­es, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Praise Pub­lish­ing, 1907), num­ber 96.

Music: Lake Bue­na Vis­ta Mel­vin J. Hill, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


There are moments in each life
That bring their sadness;
There are other precious moments
Tthat bring joy;
But we’ll thank our loving Master
For the sunshine
Of the moments that His service
Doth employ.


Yes, we’ll thank our loving Master
For the sunshine
That is shining in our soul-life,
Come to stay;
We will love Him and we’ll praise Him
For the blessing
Of His joyous presence
In our hearts today.

There are blessings when the clouds
Dang down in darkness,
For the raindrops then will soon
Begin to fall,
And the place that long has been so
Dry and thirsting
Gains a blessing from the Father
Over all.


All about us God, in nature,
Seems but smiling,
From the rivulets and daisies
In the field;
And through every life He seeks
To send a message,
If to Him our highest talents
We will yield.