Scripture Verse

Songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. Nehemiah 12:46


Words & Mu­sic: John M. Dye, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 117 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John M. Dye


We would thank Thee, heav’nly Father,
For the blessings of our past days;
And our hearts today o’erflow with gladness,
Unto Thee, we render grateful praise.


Praise Him, ever praise Him,
And His love proclaim;
Glory, praise and honor
Be unto His name.

We would thank Thee for Thy guidance,
Thou hast kept us from day to day;
For our common good, dear Lord, we thank Thee,
Thou wilt ever be our shield and stay.


We would thank Thee, gracious Father,
Life and health we still possess;
Now accept the tribute, Lord, we bring Thee,
We Thy holy name with praises bless.