Scripture Verse

All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee. Psalm 145:10


John C. Adams

Words: John C. Ad­ams, in Hymns for Schools and Col­leg­es, ed­it­ed by Mark­ham W. Stack­pole & Jo­seph N. Ash­ton (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ginn, 1913), num­ber 1756.

Music: Wal­tham (Cal­kin) John B. Cal­kin, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cal­kin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ad­ams, would you ?

John B. Calkin


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!