Hymn of Praise
words by Gloria Gaither; music Traditional
Oh, loving Father, by Your grace,
We gather here to seek Your face
And thank You for this family
And hearth and home and loyalty.
Our hearts are full of gratitude –
For work and rest and daily food,
For neighbors kind and faithful friends,
The gifts on which our lives depend.
We even thank You for the pain –
It’s through the losses that we gain
A clear perspective, better view
Of our dependency on You.
We hold all things with open hand –
Our homes, our lives, and this great land.
Our gifts, possessions, and our days,
We lift to You in grateful praise.
Through good and bad we’ve learned to trust
That You are loving, wise and just.
So now with childlike hearts we raise
Our hymn of deepest, highest praise!