All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee. Psalm 145:10
Words: John C. Adams, in Hymns for Schools and Colleges, edited by Markham W. Stackpole & Joseph N. Ashton (Boston, Massachusetts: Ginn, 1913), number 1756.
If you know where to get a good photo of Calkin (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Adams,
We praise Thee, God, for harvests earned,
The fruits of labor garnered in;
But praise Thee more for soil unturned
From which the yield is yet to win!
We praise Thee for the harbor’s lee,
And moorings safe in waters still;
But more for leagues of open sea,
Where favoring gales our canvas fill.
We praise Thee for the conflicts won,
For captured strongholds of the foe;
But more for fields whereon the sun
Lights us when we to battle go.
We praise Thee for life’s gathered gains,
And blessings in our cup that brim;
But more for pledge of what remains
Past the horizon’s utmost rim!