Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Giving Thanks ~ Wednesday

Giving Thanks


I'm not familiar with the following song, but as I was looking through an old hymn book today, I found it in the group of Thanksgiving songs. I liked the words, so I thought I'd share it with you today.

Thanks to God!
Written by August Ludvig Storm, 1862-1914

Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for ev'ry need provided
From the fullness of Thy love!
Thanks for daily toil and labor
And for rest when shadows fall;
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And thy goodness unto all!

Thanks for thorns as well as roses,
Thanks for weakness and for health;
Thanks for clouds as well as sunshine,
Thanks for poverty and wealth!
Thanks for pain as well as pleasure --
All Thou sendest day by day;
And Thy Word, our dearest treasure,
Shedding light upon our way.

Thanks, O God, for home and fireside, Where we share our daily bread;
Thanks for hours of sweet communion,
Where by Thee our souls are fed!
Thanks for grace in time of sorrow
And for joy and peace in Thee;
Thanks for hope today, tomorrow,
And for all eternity!

I'm really enjoying Kelli's Giving Thanks series this week! Be sure to add your own Thanksgiving posts to her Mr. Linky, or just go by and see what other bloggers are doing this week.

8 comments:

  1. Nice poem, I like the words. I'm surprised it was written so long ago! Fits today too!

    Katherine

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  2. Oh, that is one of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns. My parents sang that as a duet one year at church. The version I'm familiar with is "thanks to God" rather than "thanks, O God. But either way, it is a beautiful hymn!

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  3. What a great blog you have here :)

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  4. Great Words...I don't know the song but really thought it perfect...for EVERYDAY...
    Deby

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  5. I am not familiar with that one either, but I like it a lot.

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  6. It worked for me as a beautiful prayer since I do not know the song. Lovely. Hum, maybe I can find it on youtube...

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  7. Katherine, isn't it amazing what things written a long time ago can apply today! Thanks for stopping by.


    Tammy, I've never heard it. I really like the words, though.

    Trying to Stay Calm - thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll visit again!

    Deby, I thought it was great for every day too!

    Barbara, I'm going to have to sit down and play it so I can learn the song. I think Wes would like it too.

    Cris, I'm glad you liked it! I hadn't thought of looking on You Tube. Good idea!

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  8. oh, I really like this song, and we haven't sung it in such a long time. I'm going to have to bring that up at church. :)

    (although the first verse - or the first verse as I know it - is missing from your version here)

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