Thanks to God....

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 dreary fall!

Thanks for tears by now forgotten, thanks for peace within my soul!

Thanks for prayers that Thou has 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 thro’ all eternity!

--August Ludvig Storm, 1891 (hymnwriter)

I love the way the writer of this old hymn truly gave thanks in all circumstances. We can give thanks for unanswered prayers as well as answered ones because we have a Creator that knows way better than we do!

I hope this is a day of giving thanks for you!