“Thanks to God”

This hymn was on my heart this morning, but unfortunately it wasn’t in our hymnals. I found it at the Cyberhymnal site. It is a lot older than I thought it was! It was written by August L. Storm in Swedish in 1891, translated into English by Carl E. Backstrom in 1931. The tune by Johannes A. Hultman is the one I am familiar with. While searching for this hymn, I found a little bit of background information here. Hope the words are a blessing to you.

Thanks to God

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
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!

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!

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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