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A gentle, uplifting folk/classical version of this common Thanksgiving hymn. Cat Stevens used the same melody for his well-known song "Morning has Broken". Acoustic guitars, piano, string orchestra, and percussion. Four verses.
Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer
for all things living, created good
:harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard,
hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.
Bless, Lord, the labor we bring to serve you,
that with our neighbor we may be fed.
Sowing or tilling, we would work with you,
harvesting, milling for daily bread.
Father, providing food for your children,
by your wise guiding, teach us to share
one with another, so that, rejoicing
with us, all others may know your care.
Then will your blessing reach ev'ry people,
freely confessing your gracious hand.
Where all obey you, no one will hunger;
in your love's sway you nourish the land.
This arrangement copyright One Light Music 2009