A song for today, Thanksgiving


O beautiful for spacious skies, 

for amber waves of grain; 

for purple mountain majesties 

above the fruited plain! 

America! America! God shed his grace on thee, 

and crown thy good with brotherhood 

from sea to shining sea. 

O beautiful for heroes proved 

in liberating strife, 

who more than self their country loved, 

and mercy more than life! 

America! America! May God thy gold refine, 

till all success be nobleness, 

and every gain divine. 

O beautiful for patriot dream 

that sees beyond the years 

thine alabaster cities gleam,

undimmed by human tears! 

America! America! God mend thine every flaw, 

confirm thy soul in self-control, 

thy liberty in law.


Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.

-Psalm 100:4

Give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

-1 Thessalonians 5:18