Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving - 2007


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!

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This post with its old hymn of Thanksgiving is dedicated to those citizens of Pakistan, who, as we gather together, are working to secure for themselves and their fellow citizens the blessings of liberty that we so richly enjoy. Please keep their efforts to establish freedom and justice in their land in your prayers, and ask God to guide them on their path and give them strength and courage in the coming days.

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Last year, I did a week of posts on Thanksgiving, available in the November, 2006 archives.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tapline said...

Wilm, Good Post....I doubt if the citizens of Pakistan know what freedom is. Remember Mother England Controlled this nation under India for a long time. Some learned what freedome was like others no....I'm sure the caste system is still rampant in that area. England did not expound of freedom for these people. The usually had a puppet government to keep the people ignorant, or anyway that is my take. It is sad but true in many of these countries.Anyway,,,your point is well taken, I too pray for the best, we'll see.....I ramble....stay well....

Nov 30, 2007, 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Tapline, you are echoing a number of themes that the Pakistani blog community writes about. Personally, I think that a stable democracy in Pakistan would be a blessing both for their country and for us. Many Pakistanis have had a taste of the freedoms that are usual in western democracies in the UK, Canada, and the US. Let's hope that their experiences will help them craft a system that will work for their country. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Dec 3, 2007, 8:42:00 AM  

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