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.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #429
|First Line:||In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer|
|Title:||In Our Day of Thanksgiving|
|Author:||William H. Draper (1916)|
|Source:||"In Remembrance of Past Worshipers"|