A Day Of Thanks And Giving




Praise Ye Oh Lord, for Thy Bountiful Blessings.

Praise Ye Oh Lord, for Thy Bountiful Blessings.

A Day Of Thanks And Giving

 A crisp, they say, is in the air,

and the sun may shine, or not.

And the turkey on the loose,

be thankful he’s not caught.


The changing of the colored leaves,

has come and mostly gone,

the trees now fairly bare and clean,

as Autumn marches on.


It may have been a day like this,

four centuries, long now past,

when pilgrims to the “new world,”

knew their stay would last.


The harvest had abundance,

the natives schooled them well,

and a feast prepared, to celebrate,

and they thanked their God, pray tell.


Oh yes, they thanked their God,

and with their heads bowed low,

they thanked Him for the new land,

and all, that it did grow.


They thanked Him for their new friends,

with whom, the food they’d share.

They thanked Him for the life they had,

though hard work, they were not spared.


But, how those things have changed now,

throughout the passing time,

and on what we lay our praise today,

 they would think a crime.


For what they thought were blessings,

life at its basic core,

would not please a one of us,

and from us, tears would pour.


Spoiled not, the meat nor milk,

no, it is we, who’ve gone to rot.

Our bounty full and rich,

but God, we have forgot.


For all that we’ve been given,

His blessings still abound,

let’s welcome Him and family,

when Thanksgiving comes around!


 Jack Downing

Oct. 2011

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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