Adelaide Anne Procter

(30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864 / London)

My God, I Thank Thee Who Hast Made - Poem by Adelaide Anne Procter

My God, I thank Thee who hast made
The earth so bright;
So full of splendour and of joy,
Beauty and light;
So many glorious things are here,
Noble and right!

I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made
Joy to abound;
So many gentle thoughts and deeds
Circling us round,
That in the darkest spot of earth
Some love is found.

I thank Thee more that all our joy
Is touched with pain;
That shadows fall on brightest hours;
So that earth's bliss may be our guide,
And not our chain.

For Thou, who knowest, Lord, how soon
Our weak heart clings,
Hath given us joys, tender and true,
Yet all with wings;
So that we see, gleaming on high,
Diviner things.

I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept
The best in store:
We have enough, yet not too much
To long for more;
A yearning for a deeper peace,
Not known before.


Comments about My God, I Thank Thee Who Hast Made by Adelaide Anne Procter

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/12/2015 4:02:00 AM)


    And God is Great.............Nicely written poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 2, 2012



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