Scripture Verse

Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4


Hans G. Nägeli (1773–1836)

Words: Anne Steele, Po­ems on Sub­jects Chief­ly De­vo­tion­al 1760, page 134. The text comes from Steele’s 10-stan­za When I Sur­vey Life’s Var­ied Scene. Au­gus­tus Top­la­dy chose these three vers­es.

Music: Na­omi Hans G. Nä­ge­li. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Steele (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Father, whate’er of earth­ly bliss
Thy so­ve­reign will de­nies,
Accepted at Thy throne, let this
My hum­ble pray­er, arise:

Give me a calm and thank­ful heart,
From every mur­mur free;
The bless­ing of Thy grace impart,
And make me live to Thee.

Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine
My life and death at­tend,
Thy pre­sence through my jour­ney shine,
And crown my jour­ney’s end.