An Old Thanksgiving Hymn

“Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker” (Psalm 95:1-6)

My dear friend Pastor John shared this with me. I thought to share it with all of you!

“We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand.
God sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft, refreshing rain.

Matthias Claudius - Wikimedia Commons

You only are the Maker of all things near and far,
You paint the wayside flower, You light the evening star.
The winds and waves obey You, by You the birds are fed;
Much more to us, Your children, You give our daily bread.

We thank You, then, Creator, for all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer, for all Your love imparts,
And what You most would welcome, our humble, thankful hearts

Wir Pflugen Und Wir Streuen.” by Claudius Matthias in 1782

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