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.
In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
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…