Thursday, November 25, 2021

Now Thank We All Our God


1 Now thank we all our God
    With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
    In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms
    Has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love
    And still is ours today.


2 Oh, may this bounteous God
    Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
    And blessèd peace to cheer us
And keep us in His grace
    And guide us when perplexed
And free us from all ills
    In this world and the next!


D 3 All praise and thanks to God
            The Father now be given,

          The Son, and Him who reigns
    With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
    Whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
    And shall be evermore.


2 Corinthians 9:11


You will be enriched in every way for all your generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.


On this day when we are bidden as a nation to remember the Lord's goodness and give thanks, we ought to take special pause to consider how important thankfulness and gratitude are to our identity as a people, to the way we view our history (with all its flaws), and to the way we embrace our future.  And thanksgiving will not remain a feeling but will permeate and guide everything we are and do. 

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