Help us to rise to a fit gratitude
for the over-running blessings
which Thou givest ever,
even to the darkest lot and life,-
the temporal felicities,
the Divine comforts,
the Eternal hopes.
That all things are of Thy mercy,
by Thy mercy,
and in Thy mercy, we thank Thee.
Make us to sing Thy song in the light,
and in the night to touch Thy hand
and be at peace.
~Henry Wilder Foote - 1838-1889