Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We Gather together....soon













We Gather Together
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name:
He forgets not his own.
Beside us to guide us,
our God with us joining,
Ordaining,
maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side,
All glory be thine!
We all do extol thee,
thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised!
O Lord, make us free!
Amen

---Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn---
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Maree

9 comments:

Football & Fried Rice said...

So warm..and beautiful!! And inviting..can't wait to see it full of family!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Sara

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

Hi Maree,
Your home looks beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Lindy said...

One of my favorite hymns... love the melody and wonderful use of words that rhyme.

Your house looks so pretty. I like seeing the homemade pie and Parker House rolls on your counter, in anticipation of your family gathering.

Maree, I am thankful for the inspiration you have given me this year. Best wishes for a happy holiday.

a woman who is said...

Your home looks lovely and inviting. Love that wonderful old hymn.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, relaxed and peaceful holiday.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your home is beautiful and the colors are very pretty and just look like Thanksgiving. I pray you have a great day and I hope we get to see some pictures of your gorgeous family. You got some wonderful additions this year. Thanks for all you do during the year. You continue to be an inspiration to me in many ways.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thanksgiving Blessings to you and yours, dear Maree. Beautiful pictures, and I love the hymn. Enjoy your beautiful family, and lets forget the diet just for today!

Thanksgiving Hugs!

Renie

SweetAnnee said...

I love that song..or hymn it may be.
Your home looks great.. enjoy this
day of Thanks!!
We have much to be thankful for.

Lorie said...

Maree,
Love the pictures of your home.Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be blessed!
Lorie

Cousin Leslie said...

Wanted to wish you ALL a Happy "Belated" Thanksgiving !!


Love,
Leslie,Tim,Lucian,Raimi,Sarah,ZarekLarry,TreVon,Lajerrius,Zandon,Susieand Jerry