A Prayer for Thanksgiving
I thank Thee, Lord, for blessings, big and small;
For spring’s warm glow and songbird’s welcome call.
For autumns’ hue and winter’s white snow shawl.
I thank thee for harvest rich with grain
For tall trees and quiet shadowed lane;
My country’s land, the mountains and the plain.
I thank thee for each sunset in the sky
For sleepy nights, the bed in which I lie;
a life of truth and peace; a woman’s hand,
Her hand in mine until the day I die.
I thank Thee, Lord, for all these things above;
but most of all I thank Thee for Thy Love.
Written while a POW in North Vietnam