"Thou hast given… the blessings of goodness" (Psalm 21:2,3). "We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father… and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:2,3,9,10).
As we give thanks to God our Savior
For all the blessings that He gave,
We see His everlasting favor
Forevermore beyond the grave.
There is a threefold blessing seen
Of faith, of love, and hope displayed,
As on the Lord we daily lean
And on His goodness we are stayed.
To God, from idols, we have turned,
To serve the God who loved us first,
To wait for Christ, as we have yearned
To see Him who for us was cursed.
O Lord, we bring our threefold thanks
For faith, for hope, and love we find
In all of heaven's blood-bought ranks
Whose sins are never brought to mind!