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We Thank You for Your Blessings

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1 We thank you for your blessings,
Almighty Lord, our King;
We thank you for the harvests,
Yes, Lord, for ev'rything:
For flow'rs that bloom in springtime,
For rip'ning fruit and grain,
For all the precious sunshine,
And for the gentle rain.

2 This day of great thanksgiving
We count them one by one:
Our free and fruitful country,
The great things you have done,
Our family, our loved ones,
The guardian angels' care,
Our very self and heartbeat --
Lord, hear our thankful prayer!

3 But best of all your blessings,
The rainbow of your love,
Are all the many mercies
Your Word brings from above.
Our life now has full meaning --
Christ Jesus is our God!
Thanksgiving shall be living
The way the Savior trod.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #615

Author: Unknown

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Text Information

First Line: We thank you for your blessings
Title: We Thank You for Your Blessings
Author: Unknown
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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