Give Thanks

Author: Henry Smith

Henry Smith must have seen life this way: God’s side of the equation outweighs whatever is on the opposite side. At least, that’s what the words he wrote indicate. God is the ‘all’ of existence, so that I am called to ‘give thanks’ six times in the song’s opening words. When I’m done here on planet Earth, all that will matter is what lies ahead – in God’s presence. That must have been alluring for Henry Smith, who was struggling to find steady work, despite having just earned his college degree. When he says ‘the poor’ are rich in “Give Thanks”, that’s an echo from his difficulty in finding work. His eyesight was also failing because of a degenerative condition that would eventually leave him legally blind, cer… Go to person page >

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Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #639
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #576
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #373
Chalice Hymnal #528
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #352
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #180
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #206
Complete Mission Praise #170
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #647Text InfoAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #282
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #219
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #358Audio
Lutheran Service Book #806
Rejoice Hymns #560
Renew! #266
Scripture Song Database #1105
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #108
Sing the Faith #2036
Sing! A New Creation #216Audio
Singing the Faith #78
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #170
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #74
The Faith We Sing #2036
The Worshiping Church #496
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #717
Worship and Rejoice #359
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #247



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