We thank you Lord

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,
The soft refreshing rain.

All good gifts
Are sent from heaven above;
We thank you Lord, We thank you Lord
We thank you for your love.

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.

All Good Gifts
Are sent from Heaven above
We thank you Lord,
We thank you Lord,
We thank you for your love

We thank you then creator
For all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food:
And all that we can offer
Your boundless love imparts
The gifts to you, most pleasing
Our humble thankful hearts.

All good gifts
Are sent from heaven above
We thank you Lord
We thank you Lord
We thank you for your love

~ Matthias Claudius, 1782  

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My hero… 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!

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8 thoughts on “We thank you Lord

  1. That was a wonderful poem (prayer!). Thank you, indeed, Lord, for the blessings from Your hand.
    Blessings to your family on this day of giving thanks.
    Lori & family

  2. I can’t tell you how many times a day this is running through my head (in the form of the song from Godspell). All Good Gifts indeed, among which I count you and your family. Love you.

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