The blessings of a grateful heart
At Thanksgiving and always, genuine gratitude for God’s goodness and love brings strength, peace, and healing, as this poem conveys. (Read it or listen to it being sung.)
A grateful heart a garden is,
Where there is always room
For every lovely, Godlike grace
To come to perfect bloom.
A grateful heart a fortress is,
A staunch and rugged tower,
Where God’s omnipotence, revealed,
Girds man with mighty power.
A grateful heart a temple is,
A shrine so pure and white,
Where angels of God’s presence keep
Calm watch by day or night.
Grant then, dear Father-Mother, God,
Whatever else befall,
This largess of a grateful heart
That loves and blesses all.
– Ethel Wasgatt Dennis, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 430, © CSBD
Words: Ethel Wasgatt Dennis
Music: James R. Corbett
Words © 1932, ren. 1960 The Christian Science Board of Directors
Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors
Music recording ℗ 2017 The Christian Science Publishing Society