Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"For the Beauty of the Earth"

Praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works. Ps. 107:8

Shades of Autumn by Kent Wallis
Shades of Autumn

For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies;
Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

Provencal Village V by Michael Longo
Provencal Village V

For the wonder of each hour Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flower, Sun and moon and stars of light;
Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell
Freedom from Want

For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child;
Friends on earth and friends above; For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Lord of all to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

The Choir by Paul Barthel
The Choir

For Thy church that evermore Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore Her pure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

Behold the Lamb by T. C. Chiu
Behold the Lamb

For Thyself,best gift divine, To our race so freely given;
For that great, great love of Thine, Peace on earth and joy in heaven:
Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint 1864, altered
Music: Conrad Kocher 1838; arranged by William H. Monk

Listen to the hymn here.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Smilingsal said...

Nice Thanksgiving post. I guess no one is going to say "Happy Thanksgiving" tomorrow, but I am, so please visit.

Jodi said...

Absolutely beautiful post!! Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend, to you and yours!

Maxine said...

Beautiful hymn. Beautiful pictures. That's what it's all about! Have a wonderful thanksgiving, Cathy. Be blessed.

Cherdecor said...

You have a wonderful Thanksgiving post. Have a wonderful day.

A Note From Theresa said...

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Cathy.

Adrienne said...

A great hymn of gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving to you. You are my list of blessings. ~Adrienne~

Mimi said...

Beautiful post cathy...
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving..

Ours was very quiet also...
we had a wonderful thanksgiving service at church on wednesday nite...
My sweetie and I watched the annual Turkey Trot from 7am - 9am
(it runs in front of our house)

than we watched the Macy's parade...and a movie...
made a great dinner for two.....
and watched more movies...
we have so much to be thankful for...