A Thanksgiving Prayer (Special Observance)

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The refrain is based on a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem.  The verses emphasize family values, health and justice, country and world peace.  Many scripture readings could apply; Psalm 34 focuses on a thanksgiving for God’s many blessings.

Price:  $5.00 (USD)

Music and Score Samples:

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Biblical Sources: Psalm 34:1-10, 22


Meter: with refrain

Hymn content:  3 verses and refrain

Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ and piano

Sample text:  Refrain and Verse 1

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night.
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything God’s goodness sends.

Verse 1  (Family and Friends)
We give You thanks this blessed day,
For family’s love and friends who stay.
For values taught and boundaries set,
For nurtured dreams and visions met.

Key words:  All Saints, children,  faith, freedom, friendship, gifts of God, God as Creator, nation, peace
Collection(s):  Holidays
Credits: The illustration of the cornucopia is provided through https://commons.wikimedia.org, and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

 Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler. Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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