Thanks to God for My Redeemer

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1 Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a mem’ry,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!

2 Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!

3 Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!

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Translator: Carl E. Backstrom

Born: May 2, 1901, Stock­holm, Swe­den. Died: May 2, 1984, Se­bring, Flor­i­da. Backstrom’s fam­i­ly em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca in 1907, and joined the Swed­ish Pil­grim Church (Co­ve­nant) in Brook­lyn, New York. Back­strom worked at the Chase Na­tion­al Bank for four years af­ter high school, then stu­died at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia, and fin­al­ly grad­u­at­ed from the North Park The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1926. He did grad­u­ate work at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Chi­ca­go, and be­came an or­dained min­is­ter in 1928. He served Miss­ion Co­ve­nant con­gre­ga­tions in Lin­coln, Ne­bras­ka; Lan­yon, Io­wa; and Youngs­town, Ohio. H… Go to person page >

Author: August Ludvig Storm

Storm, August Ludvig. (Motala, Sweden, October 23, 1862--July 1, 1914, Stockholm). Salvation Army. Attended trade and agricultural schools. Joined the Salvation Army and was made finance secretary at Army headquarters in 1892. Stricken with a serious back disorder. His poetry appeared in the Swedish War Cry. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >



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