“Our Thanksgiving Hymn” by Darius M. Ratcliff

OUR  THANKSGIVING  HYMN

For thy wondrous gift of life,

Crowned with blessings rare;

For the sunshine and the rain,

Tokens of thy care;

Father of love, we thank Thee.

For our homes where those we love

Teach us from thy word,

For the privilege to go

To thy temples, Lord;

Father above, we thank Thee;

Father of love, we thank Thee.

For our land where freedom reigns,

Sacred to our trust;

For our youth who give their all,

But not for greed or lust;

Father above, we thank Thee;

Father of love, we thank Thee.

For the Christ of Calvary,

Through whose cross we gain

Fellowship with Thee, our God,

Thus with Thee to reign;

Father above, we thank Thee;

Father of love, we thank Thee.

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Image TitleThanksgiving greetings. Additional Name(s): Sander, P. — Copyright Holder. Item Physical Description: 1 postcard : col., embossed; 8.7 x 13.7 cm. Location: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection Catalog. Call Number: PC POC – Thanksgiving.  Digital ID: 1588294 Record ID: 1065820.  Digital Item Published: 9-13-2007; updated 5-15-2012

“Thanksgiving” by Darius M. Ratcliff

“Landing of the Pilgrims” – Stained Glass Windows  in Pilgrims Hall

THANKSGIVING

For our supply of daily bread,

By which we’ve been so duly fed;

For clothing meet the year round,

And homes where shelter we have found:

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For magazines and books to read,

And other things the mind may need;

For music’s gifts for our delight,

And all the beauties for our sight;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For loved ones dear to human kind,

And blessings we in friendships find;

For nature’s children large and small,

For outdoor treasures enriching all;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For blessings ours when we receive,

For blessings greater when we give;

For service sent when we had need,

For chance to serve by word and deed;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For institutions of our land,

For public schools on every hand;

For churches free to serve our God,

And freedom greater than the rod;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For a nation’s prayer that right decide,

For a nation’s prayer that love abide,

For a nation strong where freedom reigns,

For a nation armed where night remains;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For a loving Christ who for us died,

For a present Christ now at our side,

For a life on earth with Jesus shared,

For a Father’s house for us prepared;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

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Image Title:  Landing of the Pilgrims – Stained Glass Windows in Pilgrim Hall;  Additional Name(s): Burbank, A. S. — Publisher; Medium: Offset photomechanical prints; Source: Detroit Publishing Company postcards / Unnumbered cards; Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Catalog Call Number: MFY 95-29;  Digital ID: 79395;  Record ID: 186200; Digital Item Published: 4-8-2004; updated 3-25-2011