Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD!

We praise Thee, O God, our Redeemer, Creator!
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before Thee, we kneel and adore Thee.
We bless Thy holy name; glad praises we sing.

We worship Thee, God of our fathers;  we bless Thee.
Through life's storm and tempest our Guide has Thou been.
When perils o'ertake us, escape Thou wilt make us,
And with Thy help, O Lord, our battles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer,
To Thee, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise.
Thy strong arm will guide us; our God is beside us,
To Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.
                                                   J.B.C. Cory, 1812-1963
                                                                    Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary # 466 

Thank you dear Father for all our earthly blessings.  Among the things I am thankful for are my husband, Ernie, and the kids, spouses and grandkids.  Namly: Mike, Kari, Kjirsten, Katie, Clayton, Aaron, Adam, Ben, Anna, Kevin, Molly, Joe, Justin, Gail, Jacob, Caleb, Chuck, Thea, Nicolas, Chris, Amy, Lenny, Connie, Courtney, Samuel, Lance, Tya, Jaden and Madison!  I love you all dearly!

However, the greatest gift of all is not an earthly gift.  It is the gift of God's own Son, the forgiveness of our sins, and eternal life in heaven!  Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

I pray your heart is full of thanksgiving for this most wonderful gift.  A Blessed Thanksgiving to you all! 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummm, I can pretty much figure out the 'coffees' names from here! Just sayin'

Jeanne said...

I too am so thankful this morning for my family and all of God's blessings. I hope you and all your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Linda up north said...

Wonderful Hymn... Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!