Fun, enjoyment, delight, and ecstasy are some terms that can describe the wonderful festival of Thanksgiving Day. Commemorated on the fourth Thursday of November, this national holiday is a harvest festival, chiefly observed to express your gratitude towards the Lord for the bountiful harvest and blessings granted during the past season. Hence, one can find people splurging on lavish delicacies, visiting family and friends, exchanging greetings, watching football matches and extravagant parades, and making holiday trips. To infuse some more praise and appreciation for God, listed here is the hymn "Now Yield We Thanks And Praise". The lyrics of this melodic hymn were penned by Howard Chandler Robbins and is sung to the tune of "Was frag' ich nach der Welt", composed by Ahasuerus Fritch for "Himmels-Lust". The hymn is sung by several people in the churches during Thanksgiving holidays to remember the basic motive of observing this festival. Read the lyrics of this hymn and sing it aloud amongst your family gathering or at the church.
Now yield we thanks and praise to Christ enthroned in glory,
And on this day of days tell out redemption's story,
Who truly have believed that on this blessed morn,
In holiness conceived, the Son of God was born.
What tribute shall we pay to Him who came in weakness,
And in a manger lay to teach His people meekness?
Let every house be bright; let praises never cease;
With mercies infinite our Christ hath brought us peace.