Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Hymn Of Thanksgiving

If you’ve read here for a while, you know that Fanny Crosby remains one of my favorite lyricists, mentioned in 2008, 2010 and again earlier this year.

Even better, though, in expressing how we should spend Thanksgiving Day is Psalm 105.  Now, that’s a hymn for thanksgiving!!
Praise ye the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary:
praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts:
praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet:
praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals:
praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.
Praise ye the LORD.
(Psalms 150:1-6 KJV)
That’s where we should be – giving thanks to our Lord and praising Him for all that He’s done for us.
Can’t think of anything? That I could not understand. Begin with the world He created and has given us to live in. Thank Him for this day – here in America it is set aside specifically to give thanks.  It has been since the early Massachusetts colony gave thanks for their harvest.

Governor Bradford’s proclamation called for the colony to go to the church from 9:00 to noon to give thanks.  We don’t do that today, though.  It has become a day for families to gather, serve a huge meal and watch a series of football games.

We’ll do that – with 34 other family and extended family members. We will, however, give thanks beyond saying grace before our meal.  We will praise His name, too.

By the way, I also give thanks for those who read here.  I appreciate your stopping by and sharing the words God has given to His people. I pray they help in bringing His words to life for you and that you choose to read more.  God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving Day.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! As a song says, "If the pen of the writer, could write every day, even this world, could never contain, just how I've been blessed."


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