Sunday, October 09, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude produces more positive emotional energy
than any other attitude in life.
~ Hans Sely, father of stress studies.

Count your blessings, by Johnson Oatman Jr., pub. 1897

  1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
    When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
    Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

    • Refrain:
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      *Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
      [*And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.]
  2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
    Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
    Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
    And you will keep singing as the days go by.
  3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
    Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
    Count your many blessings—wealth can never buy
    Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
  4. So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
    Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
    Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
    Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 -  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

we listened to People's Church in Toronto ... Pastor Charles Price had a terrific message on being thankful ... ... blessings on you all!


Mari said...

So much to be thankful for. I love that song. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Leo!

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

I am thankful for my blogger sisters who remind me of Scriptural truth :)

We sang "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" this morning. Indeed we serve the Almighty GOD!

jel said...

happy Thanksgiving 2 u both :)

daisymarie said...

A weekend of multiple blessings for me. Much to be Thank-full for--and I am! Blessings to you too!

Mrs. Mac said...

I spend one Thanksgiving in Canada at a friend's mum's home. It was such a nice relaxing time .. not all harried as in the U.S. Enjoy your day giving thanks to The Almighty.


Felisol said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for reminding me to really be counting blessings.
It helped me face this day.

Debra said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was sweet! You're the second person this week to mention Pastor Charles Price--I'd never heard of him so I may just have to check him out! :) Thanks for being you! ... Debra

Wendy said...

Since every day should be a thankful day I will still wish you a Happy thanksgiving even though I'm late! lol :) HOpe all is well with you!