Monday, November 21, 2011

THINKING OF YOU AT THANKSGIVING









Thinking of you at Thanksgiving and wishing you all the beautiful graces of the season









In the early 1600s, Dutch settlers brought the Prayer of Thanksgiving to the "New World". Music, based on a Netherlands folk hymn, was added and it became a favorite in the colonies and today is a traditional Thanksgiving hymn. This a translation by Theodore Baker (1851-1934)










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 praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom devine;
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!

Amen




28 comments:

  1. Please add the BLUE MONDAY link.
    http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

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  2. Happy Blue Monday, Emily! Your photos are wonderful. A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Blessings to you and yours, Emily!

    xoxoxoxxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  4. Lovely. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love that "He forgets not his own" and we are all his whether we know it or not.
    Happy Thanksgiving ♥ Olive

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  6. Emily, beautiful mosaics and lovely prayer for Thanksgiving.
    Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday. Hugs ~ Sarah

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  7. Gorgeous mosaics! I love the vibrant colors...Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. Beautiful Emily! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Vanna

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  9. Beautiful mosaics and photos, Emily! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...Christine

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  10. Absolutely beautiful pictures and the hymn is so meeaningful. Thank you!
    Happy Thanksgiving and many blessing to you and your family,
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  11. Oh such beautiful images! I love all the fall colors rich and bright...they are happy colors! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

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  12. Beautiful images and inspiring words. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Blue Monday

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  13. Lovely post and beautiful photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  14. Hi Emily,
    what an abundance on pretty photos in your mosaics. So lovely. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  15. Beautiful photos and an inspiring messeage, Emily! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. A beautiful thought for this season of thankfulness. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgivings. xo Marlis

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  17. your photos are fantastic - so crisp. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  18. beautiful photos and thoughts.... :)

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello.

    : )

    Julie M.

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  20. Thank you so much for posting the words to that lovely Thanksgiving song. I hope that the words and music "plays" in my heart and mind all week long. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you, dear Emily!

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  21. A beautiful post to share.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Blessings, Jeanne

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  22. Beautiful post. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wishing you and your family a beautiful and joyful Thanksgiving!

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  24. Happy gobble, gobble until you drop.
    Joyce M

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  25. Emily, these are such beautiful photo montages. That hymn is one of my favorites! Hugs, Terri

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