Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Heart: Day 9

Thoughts of Thankfulness

For happy times of joy and mirth,
for harvest riches from the earth,
for challenges that test our worth--
we thank You, Lord, for all of these.

For nursery songs a mother sings,
for fireflies and bluebirds' wings,
for all life's gentle, little things--
we thank You, Lord, for such as these.

For peace that sheathes the warrior's sword,
for noble deed and kindly word,
for lands where freedom's voice is heard--
we thank You, Lord, grant these increase!

For home and hearth where we can rest
among the dear ones we know best,
for all good things whereby we're blessed--
we thank You, Lord, for gifts like these.

For every church and holy place 
where we may come to seek Your grace
and know that no one's rank or race
will cause Your love for us to cease.

We thank You, Lord, and pray that we
may closer grow in harmony
till goodwill clothes humanity
in robes of brotherhood and peace!

~John C. Bonser
"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20

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