Monday, February 6, 2012

Thanks to God

I have been away from my little corner of the blogging universe for a while now. I cannot seem to find words these days and have found contentment in being quiet. Such contentment, in fact, that I begin to wonder if this is what I am meant to do.

This morning I heard this beautiful hymn on the radio and knew I had to put it down for remembrance. It is, after all, the day we gather at Ann's to give thanks.

Thanks to God

"Thanks to God for my Redeemer, Thanks for all Thous dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a mem'ry, Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant balmy springtime, Thanks for dark and dreary fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten, Thanks for peace within my soul!

Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered, Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered, Thanks for all Thou dost supply!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure, Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure, Thanks for love beyond compare!

Thanks for roses by the way-side, Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fire-side, Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow, Thanks for heav'nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow, Thanks thro' all eternity!"



  1. This is a hymn from my denominational heritage - the one I'm ordained in - and I love it, love it. Thank you for posting it, Linda. And thank you for checking back in with those of us who love your gentle words and presence.

  2. So good to see you here today and hear this hymn.

  3. I think it's perfect.

    And I understand that groping for words. Contentment is such a sweet gift--one we all should listen to. Seasons always come in and out and back around.

    Love you, LInda.

  4. Dear Linda, you are one of the dearest ladies I have had the privilege to meet here in blogland. Your gentleness and wonderful writing talent are a blessing to me.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn.

  5. What a beautiful hymn... and such a sweet picture! Being able to find contentment is such a wonderful gift. I am happy for your contentment friend! :)

  6. "Be still and know that I am God." Sometimes, this is the very best way to refresh, renew, and restore.


  7. I've been in that groping-for-words place.

    I've never heard this hymn before. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Hi! I'm visiting from Ann's blog link up and I enjoyed your post. I'd love to have you post it on my link-up called Bless a Blogger. It opens today at noon EST Here: