Thanksgiving Blessings to you — may you have a blessed and joyous celebration!
Meanwhile, I’d better get busy! I will chat with you again tomorrow!!! But before I go, here are some pictures from my baking day (Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread, Japanese Fruit Pie, Pecan Pie, and Corn Muffinettes — the first three are historical recipes with the pie recipes dating back to the days of Colonial America):
For the Beauty of the Earth (by Folliott S. Pierpoint) – a hymn of Thanksgiving
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.
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.
For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.
For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.
For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.
For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.
For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.
For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven.