I rise and thank You, God, today, For all I possess and see. What blessings You have given What treasures bestowed on me. Two lovely babies long ago Now young men almost grown. A house, a husband, a loving family. And all the friends I have known. What a pleasure it has been to serve You now these forty-one years. What amazing times of laughter Have balanced out my tears. And still I look ahead dear God To many more sweet days of care. So thank God for this spring day. I just felt the need to share. The sun will rise and shine today Let me shine also for You. For God, You are my Lord and King, Let me stay true in all I do.