Thursday, November 26, 2009

giving thanks with a grateful heart


One turkey,
plenty of stuffing,
gravy,
mashed potatoes,
sweet potatoes,
cranberry sauce,
cranberry bread,
cloverleaf rolls,
green beans,
waldorf salad,
2 pumpkin pies,
1 pecan,
a pan of fudge.

I think we are ready.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
he chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:
sing praise to his Name, he forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
so from the beginning the fight we were winning:
thou, Lord, wast at our side: all glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
and pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation:
thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!


Words: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck, 1626;
trans. Theodore Baker (1851-1934), 1894.

Music: Kremser (Nederlandtsche Gedenckclank, 1626)

Happy Thanksgiving all!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

-- and to you!
kjh

Suzi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We're having fun with your baby boy! :)

Love,

Suzi

cheri said...

Thank you girls!