The gleeful and wonderful festival, Thanksgiving Day, is commemorated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. Marked with immense splendor and grandeur, this holiday is a harvest festival which gives everyone an opportunity to express thankfulness to the Almighty for his everlasting love and blessings, in the form of plentiful harvest procured during the fall season. The essence of the festival is further enhanced by savoring sumptuous and luscious delicacies in the form of Thanksgiving Dinner, enjoyed by the complete family. Roasted turkey, stuffing, seasonal veggies, cranberry sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes are just a few of the many delicacies relished on this holiday. The festive spirit is further highlighted by singing hymns in the church or at home to mark the primary motive of celebrating Thanksgiving. Given here is a hymn titled "Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks To Thee", penned by Christoph Fischer in German and translated into English by August Crull. This harmonious melody is sung to the tune of "Wir Dank-en Dir". Surf on further for the lyrics of the song.
Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee
That Thou hast died to set us free;
Made righteous through Thy precious blood,
We now are reconciled to God.
By virtue of Thy wounds we pray,
True God and Man, be Thou our Stay,
Our Comfort when we yield our breath,
Our Rescue from eternal death.
Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame;
Help us by Thine almighty Name
To bear our crosses patiently,
Consoled by Thy great agony.
And thus the full assurance gain
That Thou to us wilt true remain
And not forsake us in our strife
Until we enter into life.
Thank the Lord on Thanksgiving for his infinite blessings with the song 'Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks To Thee'.