Sonnet: “We Humbly Thank Thee LORD For Breath Sustained”

We humbly thank Thee LORD for breath sustained
Though looming clouds be gray and thunder bring
While prostrate to the earth Thy Scion reigned
Atop our throats and hearts His praise we sing

We humbly thank Thee LORD for brothers past
Who bravely fell ensuring we might rise
Though empty chairs remain ’til Judgment Last
We trust our brethren’s safety in Thy skies

And fin’lly LORD we thank Thee for Thy Son
Though perished He beneath our hate and fi’re
Despite His loss salvation have we won
And through His death our souls are lifted higher

So thus we pray today, though always mean,
We thank Thee LORD for all Thy gifts unseen