Here and Everywhere Adored

       

Thanksgiving Doxology

O Lord we thank Thee for this food,
For every blessing, every good;
For earthly sustenance and love,
Bestowed on us from heaven above.

Be present at our table, Lord.
Be here and everywhere adored.
Thy children bless and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

All that happens becomes bread to nourish,
soap to cleanse,
fire to purify,
a chisel to carve heavenly creatures.

~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies –
those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever
how we experience life and the world.

~ John Milton

I would maintain
that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude
is happiness doubled by wonder.

~ G. K. Chesterton

Happy Thanksgiving!

originally published 11/25/2008
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8 thoughts on “Here and Everywhere Adored

  1. God bless you this week in all your preparations and celebrations.  Thanks for the extra doxology verses, now I’m looking forward to singing it with the family on Thursday!  (I’m pretty sure that with 30-some people, we can come up with at least 4 parts!)

  2. “Be here and everywhere adored” is a good line for a great desire of the heart.  In the version I used to sing as a child, the next line went “God is love, God is love.”Blessings to you and yours for the holiday.

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