Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

During the past year there were numerous times when the earth spoke of God's majesty.  This photo expresses a time when words were not needed and God was present.  I am thankful for the reminder of His grace all around and the promise of joy no matter what the circumstance.  
The song "For the Beauty of the Earth" rings true for today and everyday! 
Happy Thanksgiving!   

For the Beauty of the Earth
Hymn-writer/author: Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917)

For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.

For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.

For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.

For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.

For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven
Love to you, my family, friends and all!