The wondrous festival of Thanksgiving brings immense joy and enthusiasm on its arrival. The entire America gets infused in the gala mood, preparing for one of the most significant holidays of the nation. Celebrated every year in November on the fourth Thursday, Thanksgiving is a holiday marked to express thanks and appreciation to Lord and every good human being for their blessings and undue support. Festivities are on a roll as everyone indulges in praying, feasting, family, friends, and football. Though the festival has now become a joyful occasion, but it was traditionally a sacred day. To keep the holiness alive, we present you a soulful hymn that can be sung on Thanksgiving. Sketched by the famous American preacher and writer Leonard Bacon, this hymn was composed in 1833 for the 200th anniversary of the founding of New Haven, Connecticut. Read further to know the lyrics of this song.
O God, beneath Thy guiding hand
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea;
And when they trod the wintry strand,
With prayer and psalm they worshipped Thee.
Thou heardest, well pleased, the song, the prayer:
Thy blessing came; and still its power
Shall onward, through all ages, bear
The memory of that holy hour.
Laws, freedom, and faith in God
Came with those exiles o'er the waves;
And, where their pilgrim feet have trod,
The God they trusted guards their graves.
And here Thy Name, O God of love,
Their children's children still adore,
Till these eternal hills remove,
And spring adorns the earth no more.
Given here is a popular hymn that fits perfectly into the concept of Thanksgiving. Read to know the wordings of this melodious song.