429. In Our Day of Thanksgiving

1 In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer
for the saints who before us have found the reward;
when the shadow of death fell upon them, we sorrowed,
but now we rejoice that they rest in the Lord.

2 In the morning of life, and at noon, and at evening,
they were gathered to heav'n from our worship below;
but not till God's love, at the font and on the altar,
had clothed them with grace for the way they should go.

3 These stones that have echoed their praises are holy,
and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod;
yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims,
and still they were seeking the city of God.

4 Sing praise, then, and thanks that God's love here has found them
whose journey is ended, whose perils are past;
they believed in the light; and its glory is round them,
where the clouds of earth’s sorrows are lifted at last.

Text Information
First Line: In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer
Title: In Our Day of Thanksgiving
Author: William Henry Draper, 1855-1933
Meter: 13 12 13 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Festivals, Commemorations; Funeral
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE'S COURT
Composer: Richard Strutt, 1848-1927
Meter: 13 12 13 11
Key: D♭ Major



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