Scripture Verse

In every thing give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Melvin J. Hill (1881–1950)

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.