My Thanks dear Lord are Thine!
For summer rains, and winter’s sun, For autumn breezes crisp and sweet;
For labors doing, to be done, And labors all complete;
For April, May, and lovely June, For bud, and bird, and berried vine;
For joys of morning, night, and noon, My thanks, dear Lord, are Thine!
For loving friends on every side; For children full of joyous glee;
For all the blessed Heavens wide, And for the sounding sea;
For mountains, valleys, forests deep; For maple, oak, and lofty pine;
For rivers on their seaward sweep, My thanks, dear Lord, are Thine!
For light and air, for sun and shade, For merry laughter and for cheer;
For music and the glad parade Of blessings through the year;
For all the fruitful earth’s increase, For home and life, and love divine,
For hope, and faith, and perfect peace, My thanks, dear Lord, are Thine!
~~John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922)