There comes a time for giving thanks
To our friends, our family, our Lord,
For all the good that comes to us,
For every joy outpoured.
Thanks for family, thanks for life,
Thanks for the food that we eat.
Thanks for work and thanks for rest,
And thanks for the friends that we meet.
Each day is a gift given to us,
Each month, each season, each year.
Each breath we take, each moment awake,
Each sorrow, each joy, and each fear.
Our life is a prayer, a hope, a song
With both major and minor chords.
The whole is a theme of praise to God,
And thanks to our living Lord.