I will bless thy Name for ever and ever.@Psalm 145:1

Frederick M. White, 1873.

Beau Vallon George E. Oliver, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George E. Oliver (1856-1941)

We bless Thee, Lord, for all this common life
Can give of rest and joy amidst its strife;
For earth and trees and seas and clouds and springs;
For work, and all the lessons that it brings.

For Pisgah-gleams of newer, fairer truth,
Which ever ripening still renews our youth;
The fellowship with noble souls and wise,
Whose hearts beat time to music of the skies.

For each achievement human toil can reach;
For all the patriots win, and poets teach;
For the old light that gleams on history’s page,
For the new hope that shines on each new age.