I praise Thee, O my God and Father,
For all I am and all I have,
The blessings that we daily gather,
Ev'n from our cradle to our grave;
For Thy rich grace hath scatter'd here
Whate'er we need to help and cheer.
I praise Thee, Saviour, whose compassion
Hath brought Thee down to succour me;
Thy pitying heart sought my salvation,
Though keenest woes were heaped on Thee,
Wrought me from bondage full release,
Made me Thine own, and gave me peace.
Thee too I praise, O Holy Spirit,
By whose deep teachings I am made
A heavenly kingdom to inherit,
Who art my Comforter, my aid;
Whate'er of good by me is done
Is of Thy grace and light alone.
And as my life is onward gliding,
With each fresh scene anew I mark
How Thou art holding me and guiding,
Where all seems troubled, strange, and dark;
When cares oppress and hopes depart,
Thy light hath never failed my heart.
Shall I not then be filled with gladness,
Shall I not praise Thee evermore?
And triumph o'er all fears and sadness,
E'en when my cup of woe runs o'er?
Though heaven and earth may pass away,
I know Thy word stands fast for aye.
|First Line:||I praise Thee, O my God and Father|
|Title:||I praise Thee, O my God and Father|
|German Title:||Lob sei Dir, treuer Gott und Vater|