Thursday, November 24, 2011

♬ We Gather Together ♬



The Thanksgiving Hymn

"We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
"

I want to wish you, and all who gather at your table, a happy holiday. I also want to thank you for your continuing support and friendship. I count myself a lucky woman. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary




Mark Gilston plays the Thanksgiving Hymn, an old Dutch tune, on the mountain dulcimer. Scholars believe the hymn was sung at the first Thanksgiving.

52 comments:

Buttercup said...

What a beautiful table...May hours of joy and happiness surround it. Wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving.

Pegasuslegend said...

Gorgeous table, wishing you and yours the most of memorable Thanksgivings ever! xoxoxo

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Catherine xo

Priscilla said...

Along with "Come Ye Thankful People Come", "We Gather Together" is my favorite hymn at Thanksgiving.

Manju said...

That's a beautifully set table. Happy thanksgiving Mary !

Regards,
Manju
Http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

Hovkonditorn said...

The table is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Mary - your table setting is stunning! Wishing you every blessing! Happy Thanksgiving!

アンゼエリン said...

today? happy thanksgiving to you and ur lovely family.

manu said...

This table is so stunning!
Happy Thanksgiving

Coleen said...

What a beautiful holiday post!! My mother used to sing that song, thank you.

Priya said...

Happy thanksgivine Mary to u and ur family,stunning table..

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a gorgeous table Mary, love the centerpiece! Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

Elin said...

Mary...Happy and a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family:)

hugs,
Elin

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

One of my favorite hymns! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving, Mary!

Rita said...

This is Lovely Mary; Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Rita

weaverpat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Thank you so much for providing your wonderful recipes!

Mr. Bill said...

Beautiful Efforts!! Thanks for all you share.

Big Dude said...

Have a good one Mary - can't wait to hear how your meal turns out

From the Kitchen said...

To you and all who gather with you, I wish a blessed and delicious Thanksgiving.

Best,
Bonnie

What's Baking?? said...

What a lovely post, Mary. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

bellini said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Mary!!!!

Southerncook said...

Wishing you a truly blessed Thanksgiving. BTW, your table is stunning. I have a similar old wooden candle holder and you have given me a wonderful idea to catalog in my head.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

EliFla said...

I'm going to have a table like yours next year, in my new house..it's beautiful!!!

Have a wonderful, special, great Thanksgiving with all your family and friends....Blessings, Flavia

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Your table is beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

Kris said...

Have a lovely day!!!

Sofia.Lopez said...

Hello Mary,
your table looks amazing!! I loved it... You really are a wonderfull hostess!
Have a really nice day :)
Big kiss for you

Jenn said...

Wishing you a happy thanksgiving, Mary! May you have a wonderful day with loved ones and good food.

Julie said...

Oh Mary, thank you for sharing this hymn. I remember it from my childhood. Your table is beautiful. Blessings to you and your family.

Kat said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Your table looks beautiful and I am sure the food is delicious too!

Light and Voices said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...from our house to your house.
Joyce M

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

What a beautiful surprise. Your lovely table, the hymn and the music. Just perfect for this day of thanks. I hope your family has a blessed Thanksgiving day.

Ginny said...

Blessings to you and your family on this day, Mary!!! I hope you don't shudder too much when I tell you I got my pies at Costco!!

Alessandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mary!!

That table is beautiful!

Ciao
Alessandra

lifeisfull said...

Your table is set beautifully. Hope you and your loved ones will have a wonderful meal around it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

A beautiful sentiment and a beautiful table. Happy Thanksgiving Mary.

Kim, USA said...

Mary, thank you for the visit and Happy thanksgiving!

Kim, USA

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Thanksgving to you and yours, Mary!! blessings ~ tanna

Alicia said...

I love this hymn...now I'm going to have the song in my head the rest of the night...lol. Happy Thanksgiving dear Mary!

Asmita said...

So glad to have found your blog, love it. The table setting looks beautiful!

lea said...

What a gorgeous table! I love your writings and ideas... Happy Thanksgiving.

lea said...

Oh Mary! What a gorgeous table. Breathtaking! thank you for the inspiration on a daily basis. Happy thanksgiving.

Country Dreaming said...

Here's hoping that your day was a wonderful one.

Melinda

Gloria said...

Happy thanksgiving dear and blessing to you and your family!:)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a gorgeous table spread! I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving Mary!

That Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pondside said...

Mary, I hope you had a lovely day. I am thankful for the gift you have for bringing delicious recipes to your blog and inspiring us to try something different now and then!

Penny said...

Your table is so welcoming, as are you. Hope your day was filled with joyous family memories.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary to you and yours. God bless.

Claudia said...

The hymn came on NPR yesterday while I was cooking and it brought instant tears - of sweetness. The photo evokes such grace and beauty.

M.J. said...

Beautifully set table and a very blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours..

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

WOW...what a gorgeous table! The centerpiece and place settings are stunning!

David said...

Mary, That table setting was a work of art. It's almost too bad that you had to mess it up with the Thanksgiving dinner. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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