Monday, October 09, 2006

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

Happy Thanksgiving
to all my Canadian Friends!

Now Thank We All our God

Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things has done,
In whom this world rejoices;

Who from our mothers' arms
Has blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,

With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us;

And keep us still in grace,
And guide us when perplexed;

And free us from all ills,
In this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given;

The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven;

The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;

For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Based on Ecclesiasticus 50:22-24 by Martin Rinkart (1586-1649)
Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

10 comments:

lrlwreath said...

Amen Amen Amen. Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Very nice post,
Jen

momrn2 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)

Shalee said...

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the modern reminder of why and to whom we must be thankful!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Hope your Thanksgiving celebration was wonderful! How'd your pie turn out?

MugwumpMom said...

Amen. And Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! I'm about turkeyed out...till Christmas anyway!

Barb said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all my new Canadian friends, too! You're all very lucky -- you have a longer stretch between turkey days than all of us here below you have.

:-)

Melanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Will you share with us some of the Canadian traditions and foods? Would love to learn about them.

Lyric said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The title of your post is one of my favorite worship songs...

GIVE THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
GIVE THANKS TO THE HOLY ONE
GIVE THANKS FOR HE'S GIVEN
JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON

AND NOW LET THE WEAK SAY I AM STRONG
LET THE POOR SAY I AM RICH
BECAUSE OF WHAT
THE LORD HAS DONE FOR US

GIVE THANKS...