6 Gratitude Poems

Be inspired by this collection of gratitude poems. Let them remind you that being grateful for what you have and having an attitude of gratitude makes life much more content.

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  1. Be Grateful
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Be grateful for
    the kindly friends that walk along your way;
    Be grateful for
    the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
    Be grateful for
    the health you own, the work you find to do,
    For round about you
    there are men less fortunate than you.

    Be grateful for
    the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom,
    The tenderness of kindly hearts
    that shared your days of gloom;

    Be grateful for
    the morning dew,
    the grass beneath your feet,
    The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet.

    Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are,
    How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar!
    And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
    Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.



  2. Tell Him So
    Poet: Unknown

    If you hear a kind word spoken
    Of some worthy soul you know,
    It may fill his heart with sunshine
    If you only tell him so.

    If a deed, however humble,
    Helps you on your way to go,
    Seek the one whose hand has helped you,
    Seek him out and tell him so!

    If your heart is touched and tender
    Toward a person, lost and low,
    It might help him to do better
    If you'd only tell him so!



  3. Remember
    Poet: Patience Strong

    Remember the blind -
    The sightless ones, whose eyes can never see -
    The beauty of the lovely earth -
    The glory of a tree.

    Remember the lame, on crutches bent,
    For they can never know -
    The thrill of movement - running, free -
    With strong swift limbs aglow.

    Remember the deaf, the lonely deaf,
    For they have never heard -
    The wonder of a human voice -
    The rapture of a bird.

    Remember the dumb -
    With speechless lips -
    In silence set apart -
    Who never can express in words the longings of the heart.

    And so if we grow bored and dull
    As down life's path we drift...
    Remember - and be thankful for
    Each good and perfect gift.



  4. A Life Full of Gratitude
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020

    May my life be full of gratitude
    May it be shown in my attitude
    By the way that I act
    And with any and all contacts.

    Let my appreciation show
    Expressing it quickly not to slow
    For those who have helped me along
    Even when I was stubborn and wrong.

    May the kindness that was shown to me
    Be kindness that I return so easy
    May I always lend a hand
    To a child, woman, or man.

    You see a life of gratitude is one
    That makes you appreciate all that is done.
    You count your blessings every day
    From the time you are young until you are gray.



  5. Hymn Of Gratitude
    Poet: Daniel C. Colesworthy

    God of the hills and verdant plains,
    I bless thy ruling hand:
    The drifting snows and gentle rains
    Are sent by thy command.

    The opening spring is decked by thee
    With each delightful flower;
    And every leaf and bud I see
    Bears impress of thy power.

    The ripening summer's burning sun;
    The winter's piercing cold;
    The changing seasons as they run -
    Thy wisdom, Lord, unfold.

    The joy that centres in my cot,
    No less thy wisdom owns:
    With rural happiness my lot,
    I cannot envy thrones.

    Love dwells within my peaceful breast
    At every morning's dawn;
    And when the sun sinks in the west,
    My cares are all withdrawn.

    Although secluded from the mart
    Where crowd the thoughtless gay;
    Where, in the scenes that vex the heart,
    Men waste their lives away -

    Beside the hill, the purling brook,
    Glad Nature's fond retreat,
    With gratitude to Thee I look,
    And songs of joy repeat.

    For lot so blest, my voice I raise,
    Almighty God, to thee!
    Thou needest not an angel's praise;
    Much less such praise from me.

    But I will bless thy bounteous hand
    For all the gifts bestowed:
    Before my heart could understand,
    Ten thousand thanks I owed.



  6. Gratitude
    Poet: Jennie Mast

    God's creatures, o'er his vast creation,
    Regardless of their situation,
    Wealthy or of lower station,
    Owe a debt of gratitude.

    Grateful every heart should be
    For this land of liberty;
    Lovely woods with templed hills,
    Leafy grove, and flowery dells.
    O'er our fields of waving grain
    Cometh oft refreshing rain;
    Thus the Giver of all good
    Supplieth with abundant food.
    But the heart in sinful state
    Ever fails to compensate;
    From the restless multitude
    Is heard no song of gratitude.
    But the humble child of grace
    Often seeks a quiet place,
    Meekly counts God's blessings o'er -
    If needy, asks his Lord for more.
    Sometimes through necessity
    Cometh good we fail to see.
    Though the fig-tree blossom not,
    Never think the Lord forgot;
    Trusting, you will yet rejoice,
    Praising God with cheerful voice.
    Is a loved one taken home?
    Glad to know they've gained a crown,
    Though so grievous 'tis to part,
    From the truly grateful heart
    No rebellious thought or word
    Rises 'gainst the loving Lord,
    But with tears of gratitude
    Own the Father's will is good.

    Ah! would not thy heart be grieved
    Had thy child from thee received
    A gift in answer to its cry -
    Claim the gift but pass thee by?
    Lo, thy love he counteth naught;
    For, with selfish motives fraught.
    Greed, and cold ingratitude,
    Frame an unkind attitude.

    O ye saints, while life prolong,
    Praise the Lord in prayer and song.
    Fainting though thy heart may be,
    A song of praise will strengthen thee.
    When dark clouds are looming near,
    Whisper o'er a grateful prayer,
    And while urging this request,
    Bring him homage for the last.

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