11.25.2010

Giving Thanks and Praise...

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." -Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
By Joachim Neander, 1680

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him;
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
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1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
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Happy Thanksgiving
to each one of you!

7 comments:

  1. Thankful for your blog! Many blessings to you. . .love you!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  2. Praise to the Lord!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Donnetta!

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  3. Love this hymn! I have it by the kitchen sink to finally learn all the words, plus we sang it the night we stopped to thank God for His work in our girls life!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Are you snowed and iced in there?

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  4. Thank you thank you. Hoping yours was a wonderful day of thanksgiving, indeed.

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  5. I love this beautiful hymn of praise. Thank you Donnetta.
    Praying your day was filled with every good blessing.

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  6. I love this beautiful hymn of praise. Thank you Donnetta.
    Praying your day was filled with every good blessing.

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  7. I too love this beautiful hymn! We don't sing it enough...We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'm glad you did too! I'm thankful for you!

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