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This Thanksgiving Day

 Blossoming flowers 
 Birds in the air
 Rain in due season
 Clouds white and fair
  
 Moon in last quarter
 Stars shining bright
 Sun in the heavens
 Giving us light
  
 These are things I love in my life
 These are the things that make me smile
 These are the things for which I give thanks
 This Thanksgiving Day
  
 Food on the table 
 Smells like a dream
 Choices of drinks
 Pie with whipped cream
  
 Family around us
 How blessed we are
 People that care
 Both near and afar
  
 These are things I love in my life
 These are the things that make me smile
 These are the things for which I give thanks
 This Thanksgiving Day
  
 Joy overflows
 Peace overcomes
 Love overwhelms
 Thanksgiving has come
  
 Most of all thanks
 For mercy and grace
 That comes from my God
 This Thanksgiving Day
  
 These are things I love in my life
 These are the things that make me smile
 These are the things for which I give thanks
 This Thanksgiving Day 

I Will Give Thanks

 I will give thanks to the Lord most High
 For His life, for His sacrifice
 I will give thanks to the Lord most High
 He’s given me new life
  
 I will give thanks for my God above
 Fort His constant abiding love
 I will give thanks to the Lord above
 He provides more than enough
  
 I will give thanks to the King of Kings
 He gives me joy and unending peace
 I will give thanks to the King of Kings
 He is my everything
  
 I will give thanks to Jesus Christ
 He gives me victory in the fight
 I will give thanks to Jesus Christ
 He’s the way, the truth and the life 

Works of Grace

 It really doesn’t matter what happens
 Whether good or bad
 Whether the enemy attacks of stands back
 Whether I stand or fall
 Whether I abide in the shelter of His wings
 Or walk on my own path alone
 It really doesn’t matter if I’m happy or sad
 If I’m blessed or in need
 If I’m energized or tired
 If I can clearly see the future 
 Or if I have no hope
 None of these things should determine
 If I give Him thanks
  
 Thanks is due the Lord at all times
 In every situation
 In every trial
 In every test
 In every hour of every day
 Because He is righteous
 He is worthy
 He is God in heaven
 No matter what happens on this earth
 He never changes
 His love always remains
 His compassion is from generation to generation
 His mercy can grace surround us
 Like a fortress and a refuge
 For all  he has already done
 Not for what is happening now
 I must give Him thanks
  
 Give Him thanks with the fruit of my lips
 Give Him thanks by my actions
 By working out my salvation
 By showing mercy to others
 By being full of grace and forgiveness
 My thanks is not just words of praise
 But works of grace
 Feeding the hungry
 Quenching the thirty
 Brining peace to the troubled
 And joy to the sorrowful
 I thank Him by spreading His love
 By sowing seeds of faith
 By sharing the Gospel
  
  
 Thanks is not an attitude
 It is gratitude
 Thanks is not a reaction
 It is an action
 Thanks is not just words
 But deeds
 Thanks is abiding in Him
 Thanks is making disciples
 Thanks is preaching the word
 Thanks is being in season and out of season
 Thanks should inhabit our lives
 Overflowing so others will see
 Not just hear
  
 Today
 This hour
 This minute
 Give thanks
 Give thanks to the Lord for all He has done
 For this great creation
 For the future He has for you
 For the joy that is set before you
 Thanks for your friends’
 Thanks for your enemies
 Thanks for your good times
 Thanks for your trials
 Thanks for His great compassion on you
 No matter what comes
 Or what doesn’t come
 Give thanks 

He is Good To Me

 I want to give thanks to the Lord for He is good
 For His mercy endures forever
 I want to give thanks to the Lord for He is good
 He is good. He is good to me
  
 I want to give praise to the Lord for He is good
 For His love will last forever
 I want to give praise to the Lord for He is good
 He is good.  He is good to me
  
 All of my life I had been wandering like a ship without a sail
 All of my days were spent as lost as I could be
 But as I travelled down the road
 Jesus was there to take my load
 I was so glad when His mercy covered me
  
 I want to give thanks to the Lord for He is good
 For His mercy endures forever
 I want to give thanks to the Lord for He is good
 He is good. He is good to me
  
 I want to give praise to the Lord for He is good
 For His love will last forever
 I want to give praise to the Lord for He is good
 He is good.  He is good to me 

Great is Your Majesty

Everything He’s done for me
To set me free
Eternally
Makes me sing and shout His praise
I’ll lift His name
All my days

Jesus, Jesus
He’s given me such grace
Jesus, Jesus
I long to look on His face

Jesus, Jesus
What a redeemer is He
Jesus, Jesus
Great is His majesty

 

I’m Forever Grateful

I was shackled
Bound with chains
Heavy chains
They wrapped around me like a serpent
My mind was in a prison
A prison of sin
Of shame
Of doubt and sadness
I looed good on the outside
But these chains bound my spirit
My mind
My soul
My being
There seemed to be no escape
I could not loose the chains
I could not pick the lock that held them
I could not free myself
I was stuck in darkness
Solitude loomed over me
I sank deeper
And deeper
Into the depravity of my sin’
My thoughts
My actions
I felt surrounded by a force
Too strong for me to fight
It beat me down every day
I became weary
And depressed
I was ready to just give up

Then I met Jesus
I met the Savior
The Redeemer
I learned he died for me
For my sin
To take away my shame
And doubt
And guilt
He came to loose the chains that bound me
He came to fight my battle for me
He came to bring victory
All I had to do was call His name
Confess my sins
Repent of my ways
Put on His yoke
Make Him my Lord
And follow Him
The rest of my days
He would free me
He would fight for me
He would give me strength
And joy
And peace
He would guide me safely through life
He would teach me His ways
He would become my friend
Always with me
Always helping me

Jesus, I’m yours
I’, all yours
I trusted in you
And you set me free
Free from my shackles
Free from the chains of sin
You set me feet on solid ground
Turned my life around
Gave me all this by grace
A free gift
No charge
You just want me
All of me
Every thought
Every action
Every word
For your glory
I thank you Lord
For your mercy
And your grace
On a sinner such as I
I didn’t deserve any of it
‘Yet you loved me anyway
You sought me out
You pulled me out
I’m forever grateful
Forever grateful to you

I Listen

Silently
I wait for thee
In the morning
Before dawning
Stars aglow
Snow below
Air is cold
Wind is bold
I listen

Heart for you
Thoughts anew
Your voice I hear
In my ear
Silently
Quietly
You speak to me
These words of life
And sacrifice
I listen

Thank you Lord
For your words
For these psalms
That bring calm
Silently
Gracefully
You speak to me
Words that seek
To set us free
That we might be
Found in thee
Help me Lord
To listen