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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918035
My God, I Thank Thee, Who Hast MadeMiss Adelaide A. Procter (1825-1864)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
035WentworthFrederick C. Maker (1844-1927)8.4.8.4.8.4.

1My God, I thank Thee, Who hast made
The earth so bright,–
So full of splendor and of joy,
Beauty and light,–
So many glorious things are here,
Noble and right.
2I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made
Joy to abound,–
So many gentle thoughts and deeds
Circling us round,
That in the darkest spot of earth
Some love is found.
3I thank Thee more that all our joy
Is touched with pain,
That shadows fall on brightest hours,
That thorns remain,–
So that earth’s bliss may be our guide,
And not our chain.
4For Thou, Who knowest, Lord, how soon
Our weak heart clings,
Hast given us joys, tender and true,
Yet all with wings,–
So that we see, gleaming on high,
Diviner things.
5I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept
The best in store:
We have enough, yet not too much
To long for more,–
A yearning for a deeper peace
Not known before.
6I thank Thee, Lord, that here our souls,
Though amply blest,
Can never find, although they seek,
A perfect rest,–
Nor ever shall, until they lean
On Jesus’ breast. Amen.
Deuteronomy8:12-1412 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Psalm16:11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm23:6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm119:67,7167 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Proverbs30:8,98 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Ecclesiastes3:11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Isaiah64:4For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Micah2:10Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
Matthew11:25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Romans5:11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
1 Corinthians2:9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Ephesians5:20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Colossians3:1,21 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
1 Thessalonians5:18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Hebrews12:6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
1 Peter1:4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,