Heavenly Father, as we close another year
We give you thanks and praise
For the fact that you have brought us thus far
We are absolutely amazed.
Through many dangers we have come
And by your mercies we have not been consumed
We thank you for the moments spent with you
And for the times that we communed.
We thank you for the faithfulness of the Holy Spirit
Even when unfaithful we had been
We thank you for your calm assurance
When we encountered the unforeseen.
We praise you Almighty Father
For your blessings that kept us through this year
We give you praise and glory
For demonstrating how much you cared.
For our families biological and spiritual
We thank you Lord for every one
And for the legacy of those no longer with us
Who have gone on to the ‘great beyond’.
We give you thanks for Barbados
For your favour on this land
For the church and other communities
That acknowledged the guidance from your hand.
And loving Father as we come to end of this year
We thank you for the blessed Trinity
The Father, the Son and Holy Spirit
Who indwell us and fits us for eternity.
Stewart Russell © 2016