Wednesday, November 25, 2009
From the archives: Thanksgiving Day
Norman Rockwell said it much better with with paint than I can with words, but the familiar words of an old song are my prayer for America today:
BLESS THIS HOUSE
Bless this house, O Lord, we pray,
Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.
Bless the roof and chimneys tall,
Let Thy peace lie over all.
Bless this door that it may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth ablazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.
Bless the folk who dwell within,
Keep us pure and free from sin.
Bless us all that we may be
Fit, O Lord, to dwell with Thee,
Bless us all that one day we
May dwell, O Lord, with Thee.
(copyright 1927 by May H. Brahe & Helen Taylor)
[This post was first published in November 2008. --RWP]