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'O Lord, Our Father, Thanks To Thee' is a fabulous Thanksgiving melody.

O Lord, Our Father, Thanks To Thee

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is a national holiday observed in the United States to express gratitude and thanks to God for his blessings and granting a generous harvest during the fall season. Thus, it is celebrated as a harvest festival across America with immense zeal and enthusiasm. Though the first Thanksgiving Day was observed as a religious festival, traditions and customs have evolved over centuries, now commemorated as a holiday of feasting and merrymaking. Nevertheless, the ideology of regarding this festival as a sacred occasion can be felt by singing hymns and songs dedicated to Thanksgiving Day. One amongst them is "O Lord, Our Father, Thanks To Thee", written by Cyriacus Schneegass in German and translated in English by August Crull. This hymn is sung to the tune of "Nun Freut Euch" composed by Martin Luther. Know the wordings of this melodious hymn in the lines below.

Lord, our Father, thanks to Thee
In this new year we render,
For every evil had to flee
Before Thee, our Defender.
Our life was nourished, we were fed
With rich supplies of daily bread,
And peace reigned in our borders.

Lord Jesus Christ, our thanks to Thee
In this new year we render;
Thy reign hath kept Thy people free,
Hath shown Thy mercies tender.
Thou hast redeemed us with Thy blood,
Thou art our Joy, our only Good,
In life and death our Savior.

Lord Holy Ghost, our thanks to Thee
In this new year we render,
For Thou hast led our eyes to see
Thy truth in all its splendor
And thus enkindled from above
Within our hearts true faith and love
And other Christian virtues.

Our faithful God, we cry to Thee:
Still bless us with Thy favor,
Blot out all our iniquity,
And hide our sins forever.
Grant us a happy, good new year
And, when the hour of death draws near,
A peaceful, blest departure.