Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
by Edward Reynolds (1662)
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Most gracious God, you crown the year with your goodness.
We praise you that you have ever fulfilled your promise
that, while earth remains, seedtime and harvest shall not cease.
We bless you for the order and constancy of nature,
for the beauty of earth and sky and sea,
and for the providence that year by year supplies our need.
We thank you for your blessing
on the work of those who plowed the soil and sowed the seed,
and have now gathered in the fruits of the earth.
And with our thanksgiving for these blessings,
accept our praise, O God,
for the eternal riches of your grace in Christ our Lord;
to whom, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit,
be all glory and honor and worship, for ever and ever. Amen.
United Methodist Book of Worship
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