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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Maker of Earth and Heaven

As a way of remembering some of the many blessings we have to think upon and for which we can give thanks, I thought it would be interesting to post scripture and a poem of praise and thanksgiving daily from today through Wednesday. I hope it is an encouragement and refreshment to you!

Maker of earth and heaven,
   Whose arm upholds creation,
To Thee we raise the voice of praise,
   And bend in adoration.
We praise the power that made us,
   We praise the love that blesses;
While every day that rolls away
   Thy gracious care confesses.

Though trials and affliction
   May cast their shadows o'er us,
Thy love doth throw a heavenly glow
   Of light on all before us;
That love has smiled from heaven,
   To cheer our path of sadness,
And lead the way through earth's dark day,
   To realms of joy and gladness.

The light of love and glory
   Has shone through Christ our Savior,
The Crucified—who lived and died,
   That we might live forever.
And since Thy great compassion
   Thus brings Thy children near Thee,
May we to praise devote our days,
   And keep forever near Thee.

- Henry Ware
#44 in Hymns for the Little Flock

Psalm 95:1-6 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

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