Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Well, we had a great Thanksgiving with my parents.  The kids and I drove down after church Tuesday night (we moved the service for the holiday) and while the boys came back up last night, me and the 4 little ones woke up early and drove back this morning!  Thankfully, all our church clothes from Tuesday night were perfectly fine for Sunday morning!

We did all the traditional stuff for Thanksgiving that most do, so I won’t spend too much time on that.  But I found a poem last week that I liked so I thought I’d post that!

(Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer)

Let us give thanks to God above,
Thanks for expressions of His love,
Seen in the book of nature, grand
Taught by His love on every hand.

Let us be thankful in our hearts,
Thankful for all the truth imparts,
For the religion of our Lord,
All that is taught us in His word.

Let us be thankful for a land,
That will for such religion stand;
One that protects it by the law,
One that before it stands in awe.

Thankful for all things let us be,
Though there be woes and misery;
Lessons they bring us for our good-
Later 'twill all be understood.

Thankful for peace o'er land and sea,
Thankful for signs of liberty,
Thankful for homes, for life and health,
Pleasure and plenty, fame and wealth.

Thankful for friends and loved ones, too,
Thankful for all things, good and true,
Thankful for harvest in the fall,
Thankful to Him who gave it all.

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