Hymns of Thanksgiving 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness What a comfort to know that every single day we can count on our Savior. In the relationship we share, we are the only ones that ever falter—He remains faithful through it all. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and be thankful for the faithfulness He shows us each day.  I love that Mr. Chisholm highlights that all we have needed God’s…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 8: I Will Praise Him

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 8: I Will Praise Him What a wonderful hymn to remind us of the praise that Christ Jesus deserves from us. No matter what we might be going through, He is always worthy of our praise. Our current situation doesn’t change the fact that He hung on a Cross and paid the price for every sin we’ve committed and will yet commit.  It’s so beautiful to think that…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 6: How Great Thou Art

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 6: How Great Thou Art Awe-struck wonder. What causes such a response from our hearts? Awe is defined as “reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder, an element of surprise or astonishment inspired by authority, the sacred, or sublime; worship.” Again, what elicits such a response from us? The only true GOD—rightly acknowledging and rightly responding to the greatness of our GOD. When we begin to grasp the…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 5: Amazing Grace

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 5: Amazing Grace Amazing Grace (John Newton, 1772) Amazing grace, how sweet the soundThat saved a wretch like meI once was lost, but now I’m foundWas blind, but now I see ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fearAnd grace my fears relievedHow precious did that grace appearThe hour I first believed Through many dangers, toils and snaresI have already come‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus farAnd…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 4: Praise to the LORD the Almighty

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 4: Praise to the LORD the Almighty Today’s hymn, much like this treasured autumn season, holds a special place in my heart.  Those who gathered to help us celebrate our wedding day twenty-three years ago sang these words as our ceremony recessional. The hymn writer seemed to capture so many thoughts and emotions for us as we gave thanks for the LORD’s gracious hand in orchestrating our paths…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 3: All Creatures of Our God and King

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 3: All Creatures of Our God and King All Creatures of Our God and King (St. Francis of Assisi, 1225) All creatures of our God and King,Lift up your voice and with us sing,Alleluia! Alleluia!Thou burning sun with golden beam,Thou silver moon with softer gleam! Refrain:O praise Him! O praise Him!Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou rushing wind that art so strong,Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,O praise Him!…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 2: Come Thou Fount

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 2: Come Thou Fount “Tune my heart to sing Thy grace” This line from a beloved hymn started my wheels turning this week. It takes a mere moment to pause and realize we have countless reasons to be grateful, to acknowledge that we are recipients of GOD’s amazing grace!   But is a spirit of thankfulness, a habit of praise, something to be learned? Something that needs to be…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness What a comfort to know that every single day we can count on our Savior. In the relationship we share, we are the only ones that ever falter—He remains faithful through it all. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and be thankful for the faithfulness He shows us each day.  I love that Mr. Chisholm highlights that all we have needed God’s…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 8: I Will Praise Him

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 8: I Will Praise Him What a wonderful hymn to remind us of the praise that Christ Jesus deserves from us. No matter what we might be going through, He is always worthy of our praise. Our current situation doesn’t change the fact that He hung on a Cross and paid the price for every sin we’ve committed and will yet commit.  It’s so beautiful to think that…

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Hymns of Thanksgiving 7: All Things Bright and Beautiful

Hymns of Thanksgiving Day 7: All Things Bright and Beautiful All Things Bright and Beautiful (Cecil F. Alexander, 1848) Refrain:All things bright and beautiful,All creatures great and small,All things wise and wonderful:The Lord God made them all. Each little flow’r that opens,Each little bird that sings,He made their glowing colors,He made their tiny wings. The purple-headed mountains,The river running by,The sunset and the morningThat brightens up the sky. The cold wind in…

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