324. In our day of thanksgiving

1 In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer
for the saints who before us have found their reward;
when the shadow of death fell upon them, we sorrowed,
but now we rejoice that they rest in the Lord.

2 In the morning of life, and at noon, and at even,
he called them away from our worship below;
but not till his love, at the font and the altar,
supplied them with grace for the way they should go.

3 These stones that have echoed their praises are holy,
and dear is the ground where their feet have once trod;
yet here they confessed they were strangers and pilgrims,
and still they were seeking the city of God.

4 Sing praise, then, for all who here sought and here found him,
whose journey is ended, whose perils are past;
they believed in the light; and its glory is round them,
where the clouds of earth’s sorrows are lifted at last.

Text Information
First Line: In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer
Title: In our day of thanksgiving
Author: William Henry Draper, 1855-1933 (alt.)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: All Saints; Patronal Festivals; Year C: Proper 14
Copyright: © J. Curwen & Sons
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major
Source: "Rheinhardt MS", Üttingen (1754)

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