O Lord our God, whom all through life we praise,
as year by year days add to numbered days,
with each we prove the wonder of your ways,
while, still adoring, each new song we raise.
With thankful hearts your goodness we confess,
our Guide and Help in gladness and distress.
For life, light, love, your holy name we bless;
accept the gratitude our hearts express.
O God, be near in loneliness and need;
from fear and doubting may our minds be freed.
When losses come, your consolation speed;
for strength and healing love, O Lord, we plead.
Our hope is founded in your saving grace.
Now hope abides to share love every place;
and hope to serve yet spurs our slowing pace,
till, hope fulfilled, we see you face to face.