GRATITUDE FOR GRACE PAST AND FUTURE
Tempted and tried, by grace I stand,
Upheld by God's almighty hand:
My grateful heart the past surveys,
And I cannot withhold my praise.
Father, Your faithfulness I trace
By daily tokens of Your grace:
Your mercy and Your tender care
Opened and crowned and closed the year.
The wonders of Your grace I own,
And delight in all You have done;
By Your bounty, Lord, I've been fed,
By Your unerring wisdom led.
I commit to Your sovereign reign
My days on earth that yet remain:
Teach me to know and do Your will;
And by Your grace keep my heart still.
Lord, when my time on earth is done,
And my eternal rest begun,
When I see Christ's most lovely face,
Forever I will sing Your praise.
(Tune: From Every Stormy Wind that Blows)
Long Meter 88.88.