Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
From thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for every need provided
From the fullness of Thy love.
Thanks for daily toil and labor
And for rest when shadows fall;
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And Thy goodness unto all.
Thanks for thorns as well as roses,
Thanks for weakness and for health;
Thaks for coluds as well as sunshine,
Thanks for poverty and wealth,
Thanks for pain as well as pleasure
All Thou sendest day by day;
And Thy Word, our dearest treasure,
Shedding light upon our way.
Words by August Ludvig Storm (translated by Norman Johnson)