Number: 528
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!