1. See the little flowers nodding in the sun,
From the early morning till the day is done.
Listen! do you hear them? this is what they say:
"Let us all be thankful to the Lord today."
Let us all be joyful, thankful ev'ry day,
For the countless blessings all along our way.
Let us cease complaining and with gladness say:
"We are very thankful thankful ev'ry day.
2. In the leafy forest rise the stately trees,
Swinging giant branches in the gentle breeze.
Do you hear their music? Hark! the glad refrain:
"Thank the Heav'nly Father" is their joyful strain. [Chorus]
3. Watch the little birdies take their daily bread;
See them drinking water with uplifted head.
Do you hear them telling what you ought to do?
"Thank the Heav'nly Father for his love to you." [Chorus]
4. Let us learn the lesson of a grateful heart.
In the signs of nature let us take our part.
Tho' we may have trials, still 'tis sweet to say:
"We are very thankful, thankful all the day." [Chorus]
Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children.
Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >