I Thank You, Lord.
by Helen Dowd

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, Thou art very great;
Thou art clothed with honour and majesty”

Psalm 104:1

I thank You, Lord, for common things:
Fresh air, and waters clean;
For butterflies and flowers bright;
For trees and grass so green,
For all the birds and bees and bugs;
For worms and wiggly things;
And even for the spider, Lord.
What a splendid web she strings!

I thank You for the special things—
Far more than I could wish—
My husband, friends, a cozy house;
My dog, my cats, my fish.
I’m glad for this great country
Where I’m free to worship You,
Where everyone is welcome
To express his point of view.

I thank You, God for precious things:
Like happiness and love;
For sending down Your only Son
To earth from heaven above.
Christ cancelled out my debt of sin;
He settled up the score.
I thank You, Lord, for all these things,
And many, many more.

“Oh give thanks unto the Lord;
call upon His name:
Make known his deeds among the people...
Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him:
talk ye of al His wondrous works.”

Psalm 105:1, 2.

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