This morning in the barn, I had a song running through my head.
It was written in 1890 by Amos Herr, a Lancaster County farmer and Mennonite pastor, who lived not far from where we live now. He woke on a Sunday morning to find snow drifts too deep to get to Church with his family...even on horseback. He decided to focus on thankfulness, and wrote this song...
|photo credit to my sister Peg|
Here are the lyrics...
(imagine it sung acapella...beautiful four part harmony...that's the way I hear it!)
I Owe The Lord A Morning Song...by Amos Herr
I owe the Lord a morning song
Of gratitude and praise,
For the kind mercy He has shown
In length'ning out my days.
He kept me safe another night;
I see another day;
Now may His Spirit, as the light,
Direct me in His way.
Keep me from danger and from sin:
Help me Thy will to do,
So that my heart be pure within;
And I Thy goodness know.
Keep me till Thou wilt call me hence,
Where never night can be;
And save me, Lord, for Jesus' sake.
He shed His blood for me.
Here's a link to the song on youtube, if you'd like to hear it...
The weather here today is not snowy...for which I am thankful!
In fact, it's beautiful! Sunny, still, temps in the mid 30's...the kids are both here...and we're planning to see lots of family today, and in the next few days that we don't often see. We have much to be thankful for!
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!