It’s been a while since I’ve posted (I think since February). Let me re-start with a wonderful hymn of thanks, first published 300 years ago. Our songs of gratitude are ever sweet in God’s ear.
When all Thy mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view I’m lost in wonder, love and praise.
Unnumbered comforts to my soul Thy tender care bestowed
Before my infant heart conceived from whom those comforts flowed.
When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou with health renewed my face;
And, when in sins and sorrows bowed, revived my soul with grace.
Thru ev’ry period of my life Thy goodness I’ll pursue,
And after death, in heav’n above, the glorious theme renew.
Joseph Addison, 1672–1719