O God, to thee our hearts would pay

O God, to thee our hearts would pay

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 14 hymnals

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O God! to Thee our hearts would pay
Their gratitude sincere,
Whose love hath kept us, night and day,
Throughout another year.

Of every breath, and every power,
Thou wast the gracious source;
From Thee came every happy hour
Which smiled along its course.

And if sometimes across our path
A cloud its shadows threw,
Thou didst not waft it there in wrath,
But loving-kindness true.

For joy and grief alike we pay
Our thanks to Thee above;
And only pray to grow each day
More worthy of Thy love.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #401

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #401Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #401Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d181
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d484
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #833Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #550Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #705Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d306
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #431Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #200Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #558Page Scan
The College Hymn and Tune Book #d81
The Gospel Hymnal #d433
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #248Page Scan



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