Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying
words of the "Thank You Lord" lyrics, Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950-July 23, 2004),
was born in Port Angeles, Washington, United States and
achieved fame as a rehabilitation teacher and hymn writer. With the advent of computers Susan Peterson focused much of her work on adapting the Bible and religious works into an electronic format.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Thank You Lord", Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865-September 20, 1957),
was born in Hameenlinna in the Grand Duchy of Finland and
became famous as a composer, violinist and musician. Jean Sibelius is known as Finland's greatest composer. The music for this hymn was taken from his great work 'Finlandia'.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Thank You Lord
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950
to July 23, 2004)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 to
September 20, 1957)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We thank You, Lord, and worship You with gladness; We praise Your name and lift our hearts in song"
First Publication Date:
1997 (public domain)
Thank You Lord Lyrics
We thank You, Lord, and worship You with gladness;
We praise Your name and lift our hearts in song;
For You are good, Your love endures forever,
Your faithfulness continues all day long.
You've lavished us with every spiritual blessing;
We thank You, Lord, and praise You now in song.
We thank You, Lord, for everyday provisions,
For daily food, for clothes and shelter too,
For health and strength and grace for every trial,
For this free land where we can worship You.
You crown each day with Your abundant goodness;
We thank You, Lord, and lift our praise to You.
We thank You, Lord, for giving us salvation.
You sent Your Son that we might be forgiv'n.
Far as the east from west, our sins have vanished;
Now justified, we're citizens of Heav'n.
You've sealed us with Your promised Holy Spirit;
We thank You, Lord, for love so freely giv'n!
We thank You, Lord, for giving us the Bible
To guide our steps, if we'll but hear and read,
And for Your Church, a worldwide living body,
That gives sweet fellowship and meets our need.
We are encouraged, and we worship gladly;
We thank You, Lord, You've made us rich indeed!