In Our Day of Thanksgiving

In Our Day of Thanksgiving


1 In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer
for the saints who before us received the reward;
when the shadow of death fell upon them, we sorrowed,
but now we rejoice that they rest in the Lord.

2 In the morning of life, and at noon, and at evening,
they were gathered to heav’n from our worship below;
but not till God’s love, at the font and the altar,
had clothed them with grace for the way they should go.

3 These stones that have echoed their praises are holy,
and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod;
yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims,
and still they were seeking the city of God.

4 Sing praise, then, and thanks that God’s love here has found them,
whose journey is ended, whose perils are past;
they believed in the light; and its glory is round them,
where the clouds of earth’s sorrow are lifted at last.

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