All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee.@Psalm 145:10
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John C. Adams (1849-1922)

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

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

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John B. Calkin (1827-1905)

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!