- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Almighty Lord of glory, Our praise to Him we bring; And chant our country’s story,

Where God alone is King;

His outstretched arm sustaining,

Behold the Mayflower come:

His mercy foreordaining

Our land of Freedom’s home.

Though wintry darkness gathers,

And dearth and death prevail,

The faithful Pilgrim Fathers

Could look within the veil;

O joy amid the sadness!

They’er free to do and pray.

And keep in sober gladness

Their first Thanksgiving Day.

These seeds of Faith and Freedom

God’s Word hath wafted free;

O’er rocks outsoaring Edom

They reach the Sunset Sea;

And East and West uniting,

One family become;

With North and South relighting

Love’s lamp - We’re all at home

With half of heaven above us.

An ocean on each hand,

We’ve room for all who love us,

And join our brother band:

Praising the Great All-Giver,

Our Home Feast we display,

And ever and forever

Keep free Thanksgiving Day.

In palace and in prison

Our Festival is one,

The witness Christ is risen -

Good-will for men begun:

Our hearts one hope rejoices.

Our souls in concert pray,

‘Mid songs of choral voices -

God bless Thanksgiving Day!

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