Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thanks Be

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 thankful praise.
Folliot Pierpoint, 1864


I learned this hymn as a child and I still sing it to myself. Usually, it springs to mind when I find myself surrounded by nature's beauty - even when stopped at a traffic intersection. Only remembering the first verse, I (re)learned today that the hymn sings thanks for other blessings: family and friends. I am truly blessed!

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