I thank Thee, O precious Savior

I thank Thee, O precious Savior

SONG: It isn’t easy, and it doesn’t come naturally, to thank our Savior through good times and hard times, but with His help it is possible.

Only a person who has completely and thoroughly taken the verse, “in everything give thanks,” to heart could write a song like this one. (1 Thessalonians 5:18.) A reminder not to take the blessings for granted, but to remember to thank God for them. Not to resent the fiery trials, but to be thankful for the opportunity to be purified like gold in the fire. (1 Peter 1:6-7.)

It isn’t easy, and it doesn’t come naturally, to thank God through the good times and the hard times, but with His help it is possible. And if you do this, if you can bear the trials of life with thankfulness, you will come through them richer than before. You will gain something that has eternal value, and your joy and peace will become deeply rooted. You will become like a pillar that cannot be shaken.

This is faith!

Think about the words of this song while you listen, and let this same faith take root in your heart!

Listen to a podcast episode for more on the background behind this song!

Lyrics I thank Thee, O precious Savior:

I thank Thee, O precious Savior,
For all Thou hast given me—
For blessings so rich and countless,
As vast as the rolling sea.
Thy care and Thy love enfold me,
So great are they, Lord, for me.
So great are they, Lord, for me.

I thank Thee for days full of sunshine,
For trials of deepest night.
I thank Thee, my precious Savior,
For Thou guidest all things aright.

I thank Thee, O precious Savior,
For hardships upon my way,
I’ve learned from my trials and burdens
To humbly Thy will obey.
Thou fillest my heart with gladness,
And all things are joy to me.
And all things are joy to me.

I thank Thee for days full of sunshine,
For trials of deepest night.
I thank Thee, my precious Savior,
For Thou guidest all things aright.

My life in Thy hands is resting;
O Savior, I thank Thee so.
Thou plannest my good in all things
That come as life’s way I go.
I thank Thee that all Thou sendest
Is only the best for me.
Is only the best for me.

I thank Thee for days full of sunshine,
For trials of deepest night.
I thank Thee, my precious Savior,
For Thou guidest all things aright.

Title: I thank Thee, O precious Savior
Lyrics: Ingrid Bekkevold
Melody: Heinz Gries
Vocals: Dorothy Cinnamon
From the songbook
Ways of the Lord #366
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