Title: Give Thanks for Life
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1868
Author: Shirley Erena Murray, 1987
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances
1. Give thanks for life, the measure of our days; Mortal, we pass through beauty that decays, Yet sing to God our hope, our love, our praise: Alleluia! Alleluia! 2. Give thanks for those who made their life a light Caught from the Christ-flame, bursting through the night, Who touched the truth, who burned for what is right: Alleluia! Alleluia! 3. And for our own, our living and our dead, Thanks for the love by which our life is fed, A love not changed by time or death or dread: Alleluia! Alleluia!