Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms (Psalm 95: 2).

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Ps 100:4).

Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God (2 Cor. 9:11).

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philp. 4:6).

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Col 4:2).

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen (Rev. 7:12).

"Die Felder Wir Pflügen und Streuen."

We plow the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's Almighty hand,
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes, and the sunshine
And soft, refreshing rain,
All, all good gifts around us
Are sent from heaven above
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love!

-- Matthias Claudius (1770 -1815), translated by Miss Jane Montgomery Campbell

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