I Thank Thee, Lord, for Precious Things   1 comment

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Above:  Good Shepherd

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Text by Lucy Larcom (1826-1893)

Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America


1.  I thank thee, Lord, for precious things

Which thou into my life hast brought;

More gratefully my spirit sings

Its thanks for all I yet have not.

2.  How fair thy word to me has been!

How dear the friends who breathe its air!

But who can guess what waits within

Thine opening realms, thy worlds more fair?

3.  At friendly shores, at peaceful isles

I tough, but may not long delay;

Where thy flushed East with mystery smiles

I steer into th’unrisen day.

4.  For veils of hope before thee drawn,

For mists that hint th’immortal coast

Hid in thy farthest, faintest dawn,–

My God, for these I thank thee most.

5.  Joy, joy! to see, from every shore

Whereon my step makes pressure fond,

Thy sunrise reddening still before,–

More light, more love, more life beyond!

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