November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

I am actually writing this post on Tuesday morning.  I'm trying to get all of my ducks in a row for this week of blogging so I can relax and not spazz out at midnight that I forgot a blog post for the next day and have to tip toe down stairs to type something up that you wouldn't want to read anyway because it's too incoherent and full of grammatical errors.  (When are my posts perfect, anyway? and that was quite the run-on sentence.)  Anywho... 

So I think for today (tomorrow) I'm just going to post a prayer (hymn) for you my friends.  Don't worry about the turkey being too dry, don't worry if the potatoes are too lumpy, or the pie crust too soggy.  Really.  Your family and friends will tell you the meal is amazing and they'll love you just the same.  Focus on this day, being thankful, being with family and friends, thanking our Creator for His goodness. 

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

 --Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"...spazz out...". You make me giggle, Carmen! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

~Kelly in MN

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