Doxology (1890)

Great God accept our gratitude,
For the great gifts on us bestowed--
For rainment, shelter and for food.

Great God, our gratitude we bring,
Accept our humble offering,
For all the gifts on us bestowed,
Thy name be evermore adored.

Source: Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard (
Conversations with God, Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans, James Melvin Washington, Ph.D. New York: HarperCollins, 1994, page 59.

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