More Thanksgiving Quotes
We come, O Lord, these Autumn days,
With hymns of gratitude and praise.
Harvest of gold the plains adorn,
Rich fruits roll forth from Plentyís horn;
Thou givest treasures from the rocks;
The little hills are clothed with flocks;
The seas are with their burden white,
And new Thy mercies day and night.
For changing seasons as they go,
For Autumn leaf, for Winterís snow,
For the green verdure of the Spring,
For life in plant and life on wing,
For Summer with its ripening heat,
For hopes the rounded years complete,
For morn and noon, for night and day,
For light that marks our heavenward way;
For all the blessings of Thy hand,
For freedom in fair freedomís land,
Pursuits of thrift that bring us wealth,
For schools and churches, peace and health,
For commerce, yielding up her stores,
Brought for manís use from distant shores;
For countless gifts, O Lord, we raise
Our hymns of gratitude and praise.
Thou settest man in families,
And all his wants the earth supplies;
Of children, be they far or near,
Of childrenís children gathered here,
We thank Thee for Thy gracious care,
And lift for them the secret prayer,
As clustered round each social board
We eat and drink, and praise the Lord.
"Do not fancy, as too many do, that thou canst praise God
by singing hymns to Him in church
once a week, and disobeying Him all the week long. He asks of thee works as well as words;
and more, he asks of thee works first and words after. "
"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing
and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself
will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people:
I will sing unto thee among the nations."
11/13/2013 02:00 PM -0600
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