Many thanks to God above Rise from my tongue, full of love; For who can know his mercies And not return to him praises? O God! Be not far from me! May I ever be enabled to see Thy love, truth, grace, peace, Compassion, justice–to never cease! Let me then ever sing Unto Thee, my eternal King; That my tongue may ever be Lifted in thanksgiving to Thee! Though my rhymes be rough and poor, Within them my heart dost soar To worship Thee, my Father above, Savior, Redeemer, and King of Love!