FOR BLESSINGS WE RECEIVE

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if on Thanksgiving Day
everybody in our land
would bow their heads and pray?

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if Americans everywhere
would count their many blessings
and say a thankful prayer?

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if each day in the year
our thanks we all would offer
for things that we hold dear?

Wouldn't it be wonderful
if we always understood
that God alone is Giver
of everything that's good?

For God the great Creator
gives blessings to us all,
in the beauty of a sunset
and the colored leaves of fall.

The blessings that He gives us
are in the blueness of the sky,
and in the cheerful notes of songbirds
as they go flying by.

They're in the raindrops gently falling
and the pristine winter snow,
in the cricket's chirp at twilight
and the silver moon's bright glow.

They're in the breeze that cools our foreheads
on a hot and humid day,
and in the laughter of the children
as happily they play.

Be we beggar, rich man, poor man,
with these things we all are blest,
and to thank God ever daily
should be our earnest quest.

Oh, let no one's voice be silent
on this Thanksgiving Day!
Our Lord is always waiting
to hear everybody pray.

So pause a moment just to thank Him;
it will only take a while.
Your spirit will be rekindled,
and it will surely make God smile.

Copyright 2003 Ruth Gillis

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