For every lovely, Godlike grace To come to perfect bloom.
A grateful heart a fortress is, A stanch 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 His presence keep Calm watch by day or night.
Grant then, dear Father-Mother God, What ever else befall,
This largess of a grateful heart That loves and blesses all.”—E.W.D.