Great Giver of all good, to thee

Great Giver of all good, to thee

Author: S. Childs Clarke
Tune: SWABIA (Spiess)
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1. Great Giver of all good,
To Thee our thanks we yield
For all the beauties of the wood,
Of hill, and dale, and field.

2. Ten thousand various flowers
To Thee sweet offerings bear,
And joyous birds in woodlands bowers
Sing forth Thy tender care.

3. The fields on every side
The trees on every hill,
The glorious sun, the rolling tide,
Proclaim Thy wonders still.

4. But trees, and fields, and skies
Still praise a God unknown;
For gratitude and love can rise
From living hearts alone.

5. These living hearts of ours
Thy holy name would bless;
The blossoms of the thousand flowers
Would please the Savior less.

6. While earth itself decays,
Our souls can never die;
O tune them all to sing Thy praise
In better songs on high.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2034

Author: S. Childs Clarke

Clarke, Samuel Childs, M.A., born Jan. 6, 1821, and educated at Queen's College and St Mary Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A., 1844, and M.A. 1846. On taking Holy Orders he became successively Curate of Thorverton, and of Dawlish, Devon ; Vicar of St. Thomas by-Launceston, and Head Master of the Launceston Grammar School, and Vicar of Thorverton, 1875; and Hon. Sec. of the Exeter Board of Education. Mr. Clarke has published some educational works: Thoughts in Verse from a Village Churchman's Note Book, 1848, and Services of Song for Christmas, Passiontide, Ascension, Harvest (S. P. C. K. catalogue), Advent, Eastertide, Missionary, Flower, and Children's Services. These Services of Song have been sanctioned for use in churches by the Bishops of… Go to person page >

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Author: S. Childs Clarke


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