Lord, thank You for a year of grace,
Of goodness, mercy, love
Prepared by Your almighty hand,
Directed from above.
We thank you for the greatest Gift,
Your own beloved Son,
Whose life and death and rising up
Our soul’s redemption won.
We thank You for the bonds of love
Which You establish here,
For those we love, for family ties,
For Christians friends so dear.
We thank you for the church below,
Sweet part of that above,
Where with Your children we are joined
By bonds of common love.
We thank You for the path of life
Which You designed and keep,
The sovereign might by which You guide
Our days – You never sleep.
We thank You for our daily bread,
For clothing, shelter, rest,
For Your provision of our needs –
You give us what is best.
We thank You for Your promises
Vouched safe to us by grace,
Though all the hosts of hell rise up
Your Word they can’t efface.
We thank You for Your open ear
Which always hears our prayer.
We lift our thanks to You our God –
Your goodness we declare.
Christina Joy Hommes