Give thanks to God for gift of creation:
clothing and food and shelter we find,
gift of the air, earth, water and fire
strength of our bodies and sharpness of mind.
Give thanks to God for gift of salvation:
wholeness of being freedom to love,
gift of Christ's living, dying and rising,
life for our spirits: there's life full of love.
Give thanks to God for gift of elation:
triumph of love o'er death and despair,
courage and hope and joy in the Spirit,
we are empowered and able to care.
Give thanks to God with songs of thanksgiving:
lives are all filled with signs of God's care,
Live as a person vibrant with new love,
reach out for others, life's beauty to share.
Give thanks with a word,
give thanks with a song!
Give thanks by now living
with love that is strong.