Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanks to God



Thanks to God

Thanks to God for my Redeemer, Thanks for all Thous dost provide.
Thanks for times now but a mem'ry, Thanks for Jesus by my side.
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime, Thanks for dark and dreary fall.
Thanks for tears by now forgotten, Thanks for peace within my soul.

Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered, Thanks for what Thou dost deny.
Thanks for storms that I have weathered, Thanks for all Thou dost supply.
Thanks for pain and thanks for pleasure, Thanks for comfort in despair.
Thanks for grace that none can measure, Thanks for love beyond compare.

Thanks for roses by the way-side, Thanks for thorns their stems contain.
Thanks for home and thanks for fire-side, Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain.
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow, Thanks for heav'nly peace with Thee.
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow, thanks thro' all eternity.

(an anonymous Swedish hymn)
picture: Norman Rockwell


Blessed Thanksgiving,
Linda

9 comments:

PEA said...

Hello dear Linda:-)

The words to this Swedish hymn are truly beautiful and reminds us of how thankful we should be for everything God does for us. xoxo

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I wish you and yours a happy, joyous and blessed Thanksgiving, sweet Linda.

xoxoxo

Love and hugs,

Diane

Donnetta said...

A very restful, relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving to you friend!

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful hymn, Linda.

You know, where would I be if He would not by my side, day and night?

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Linda!

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!
The song is a reminder of where our blessings come~
~it makes me smile... thanking God for so many blessings ~
Have a sweet Thanksgiving weekend!
God bless you & your family~
~Maria

Ann Kroeker/Not So Fast said...

Beautiful! I love it--the hymn + the artwork is a wonderful way to send us off...grateful.

Deidra said...

Beautiful words.

Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

L.L. Barkat said...

A blessed Thanksgiving to you too. I imagine the warmth at your table...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful post Linda! That image from Rockwell is fantastic... I love his work! Have a blessed, blessed Thanksgiving ♥