Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing
Sing praises to His name; he forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning
Thou, Lord, was at our side; all glory be thine!
We all do extol thee thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender will be.
Let they congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O lord, make us free!

I sang this song as a child in Thanksgiving church service. The words still touch me. I pray that you and your family and friends have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Peri said...

How interesting that you picked this hymn...I was riding in the car the other day and was singing it! We used to do that as kids...ride along and sing hymns. Wonder if anyone still does that? Blessings to all..a bit belated as it may be, it is still sincere.