Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful
words of the "Thanks to God" lyrics, August Ludvig Storm (October 23, 1862-July 1, 1914),
was born in Motala, Sweden and
achieved fame as a lieutenant colonel in the Salvation Army and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Thanks to God", Johannes Alfred Hultman (July 6, 1861-August 7, 1942),
was born in Hjertlanda Parish, Jonkoing, Sweden and
became famous as a preacher, composer and musician. He became a Christian singer in both Sweden and America.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Thanks to God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): August Ludvig Storm (October 23, 1862
to July 1, 1914)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Carl E. Backstrom who translated the words from German to English
Name of Composer of Music: Johannes Alfred Hultman (July 6, 1861 to
August 7, 1942)
Hymn Category: Thanksgiving Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Thanks to God for my Redeemer, Thanks for all Thou dost provide"
First Publication Date:
Thanks to God Lyrics
Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!
Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!
Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heavenly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!