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J. Thomas Shelley

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Thanksgivingtide, A.D. 2021
« on: November 19, 2021, 02:56:16 AM »
American Thanksgiving Day this year coincides with the 25th of November; the Feast of Catherine the Great Martyr on the Orthodox calendar and the Commemoration of the Hymnographer Isaac Watts on the LBW calendar.

Here is a little gem by Watt:

a paraphrase of Psalm 95

Isaac Watts

Come, sound his praise abroad
   And hymns of glory sing
Je-ho-vah is the sovíreign God,
   The un-i-ver-sal King.

He formed the deeps unknown;
   And gave the seas their bound;
The watíry world are all his alone
   And all the solid ground.

Come, worship at his throne
   Come, bow before the Lord;
We are his works, and not our own;
   He formed us by his word.

To-day attend his voice,
   Nor dare provoke his rod;
Come, like the people of his choice,
   And own your gracious God
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