Now Thank We God, for Honest Labor

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Now thank we, God, for honest labor,
and this chance to be a neighbor.

Bless the work we do today
each in his or her own way:
pounding nails or painting walls,
cleaning windows, sweeping halls,
mowing lawns or splitting wood,
washing cars to they look good,
serving up a tasty treat
when it’s time to rest and eat. [Refrain]



Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #64)

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless the work we do today
Title: Now Thank We God, for Honest Labor
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2010)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Now thank we God, for honest labor
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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Faith That Lets Us Sing #64)

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