By David Beilstein
CREDE, UT INTELLIGAS wishes all the kind readers of this blog – no matter how few – for reading and commenting: thank you, and Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Finally, some good words over at The Old Adam Lives blog – a brother posted some thankful words composed by hymnist and clergymen Martin Rinckart,
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things hath done, in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mother’s arms hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
the Son, and Holy Ghost, supreme in highest heaven,
the one eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
– Martin Rinckart
Finally, it does the Christian pilgrim much thankfulness to firmly keep in mind the words of spirit-wrought faith written by St Paul,
I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want.