1984
Psalm of Gratitude and Service
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“Psalm of Gratitude and Service,” Ensign, Apr. 1984, 7

Psalm of Gratitude and Service

With what coin shall I repay my eternal Father

for the gifts He hath bestowed upon me?

How shall my gratitude be made manifest and acceptable?

My payment shall not be in measure harsh and cold, the clink and chill of mineral,

but in warmth and kindness shall I honor my Creator,

in loving-kindness, as did the Son of Man, to all who stand in need of strength to heart and limb.

May I, as He, serve all who daily walk with heavy loads—

those who hunger and thirst for warm words and small kindnesses.

So may my debt of mortal and immortal life be marked in columns paid,

to serve His children.

Thus, daily succor to them doth bring eternal praise to Him

and peace of soul to me.