Happy Thanksgiving 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, DEAR FRIENDS!

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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For thy church, that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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For thyself, best Gift Divine,
to the world so freely given,
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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Words byΒ Folliot S. Pierpoint

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12 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving 2015

  1. One of my favorite hymns
    I hope you have a day filled with love and delight!
    It is going to be nice out, I am hoping I can coax the kids out for a walk
    Love, Rosemary

  2. I just realized this week that we had not sung this hymn at church yet – usually the Sunday before Thanksgiving we do. I am hoping we will this Sunday. If not – I can sing it in my heart. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to the Sheppard family from the Upton family in WV. I wish you many, many blessings the coming year. Give Miss Baby a kiss, give Mr. S. a pat on the back, and wrap your arms around yourself and have a big hug from your faithful readers. You and your dear friendship are on my list of “things” I am thankful for. God bless you, even more than He already has, Wendy. With love….kathy

  4. Lovely sentiments…….thank you. A dreary day here in WI but thankful for my family and that we can celebrate together. We are thankful for the part of our family who is keeping us safe on this day. Thank you Wendy for your continued inspiration. Blessings to the Sheppard family and to all on this special day.

  5. Beautiful Wendy! Blessings to you and your sweet family. I’m so very thankful that they share you with us; and thankful for family and friends near and far, that love and support us.

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