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Thanksgiving Blessings

Are you looking for a different way to ask the Lord’s blessing for your thanksgiving dinner? Try one of these blessing hymns found in Spurgeon’s “Our Own Hymn Book” compiled in 1866 for use at The Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, England.  Here are five different blessings, four by Spurgeon dated 1866, one by John Cennick written in 1741.

Our Father, bless the bounteous store
Wherewith Thou hast our table spread,
With grateful songs we all adore,
And bless the hand by which we’re fed.
C H Spurgeon 1866
(Sing to the tune of “Lord, Speak to Me”, “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” or “Old Hundredth (the Doxology”))

Heavenly Father, grant Thy blessing
On the food before us spread.
All our tongues are now confessing,
By Thy hand alone we’re fed,
And Thou givest,
Best of all, the living bread.
C H Spurgeon 1866
(Make up your own tune if you want to sing this one – I’m stumped.)

Be present at our table, Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored,
These mercies bless, and grant that we
May feast in Paradise with Thee.
John Cennick, 1741
(Sing to the tune of “Lord, Speak to Me”, “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” or “Old Hundredth (the Doxology”))

Join to bless the bounteous Giver.
For the food He here bestows;
From His goodness like a river
Every earthly blessing flows.
C H Spurgeon 1866
(Sing to the tune of “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” or “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”)

We thank Thee, Father, for the love
Which feeds us here below,
And hope in fairer realms above,
Celestial feasts to know.
C H Spurgeon 1866
(Sing to the tune of “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” or “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”)

However you say it, whatever the day, give thanks with a grateful heart!