Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


"He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way aright

I shall show the salvation of God."

--Psalm 50:23

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Happy Thanksgiving, Friends and Family!


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Let all things now living

A song of thanksgiving

To God the creator

Triumphantly raise.


Who fashioned and made us,

Protected and stayed us,

Who still guides us on

To the end of our days.


God's banners are o'er us,

His light goes before us,

A pillar of fire

Shining forth in the night.


Till shadows have vanished

And darkness is banished

As forward we travel

From light into light.


His law he enforces,

The stars in their courses

And sun in its orbit

Obediently shine;


The hills and the mountains,

The rivers and fountains,

The deeps of the ocean

Proclaim him divine.


We too should be voicing

Our love and rejoicing;

With glad adoration

A Song let us raise


Till all things now living

Unite in thanksgiving:

"To God in the highest,

Hosanna and praise!"


--Katherine K. Davis

(Sung to the tune of "The Ashgrove")

6 comments:

Sue J. said...

To Edie, and others curious,

The corn in the picture is very old. We actually brought it with us when we moved from Illinois 8-1/2 years ago, and we probably had it several years before then.

Do people actually eat it? Well, I've heard that this is how the Native Americans invented popcorn. I'm not sure I want to test that with this corn, but.....

We'll be having green and yellow beans for Thanksgiving, and white and orange potatoes, too!

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Happy Thanksgiving from the other side of the ocean!

Carmen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue! You know, I used to have corn stalks like that years ago. I kept them up all year...thought they were fascinating at the time. Even had one with reds in it. So pretty! Love the poem/song btw! Enjoy your beans and potatoes! =D

Julie Gillies said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Kelly Combs said...

Happy Turkey Day! Or Roast beef, as the case may be!

On Purpose said...

Your front door is beautiful! I am a bit tardy on saying Happy Thanksgiving...but I am so thankful for you Sue and the love and joy you spread!