The refrain is based on a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem. The verses emphasize family values, health and justice, country and world peace. Many scripture readings could apply; Psalm 34 focuses on a thanksgiving for God’s many blessings.
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Biblical Sources: Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Tune Name: GOD’S GOODNESS
Meter: 126.96.36.199. with refrain
Hymn content: 3 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ and piano
Sample text: Refrain and Verse 1
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night.
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything God’s goodness sends.
Verse 1 (Family and Friends)
We give You thanks this blessed day,
For family’s love and friends who stay.
For values taught and boundaries set,
For nurtured dreams and visions met.
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