Prayer of Gratitude
Composer: Edward P. Kimball (See original song in LDS Hymns #37, The Wintry Day, Descending to Its Close.)
New Lyrics: Marcus Smith, KBYU radio host
Voices: SATB choir
Description: A humble expression of profound gratitude to God for love, blessings, Christ and covenants.
Recommended to perhaps to sing near Thanksgiving.
- As grateful children we assemble here. We come with hearts prepared to worship Thee!
To fill our souls with love that conquers fear, To strengthen weary hand and feeble knee.
Father in Heaven, on this holy day, Grant us Thy Spirit, make us whole we pray.
Remember us, help us remember Thee, And seek to do Thy will eternally.
- Our grateful song, our purest joy and praise! Can never match Thine own unequaled love.
Thine outstretched hand through tribulation’s days Has fed our souls with manna from above.
How is it Lord, thy loving hand extends? How dost Thou deign to call thy children friends?
What off’ring, Father, were a fitting sign Of gratitude for blessings so divine?
- Shall we not love and serve our fellow men, If we have hope, O Lord, of pleasing thee?
What greater gratitude hast Thou ordained, What sacrifice beyond pure charity?
May we be true to ev’ry covenant, love thee alone, and Christ whom Thou hast sent.
Our eye be single in Thine own true sight, Our spirit broken and our heart contrite.