Thanksgiving cornucopia of fruits and vegetables

When clouds swept low the sky at morn,
We planted seed of golden corn,
Stoop low, stoop low!
Upon the newly planted earth
Fell rain to bring the seed to birth,
That maketh corn to grow.

We watched the corn grow tall and green,
We hoed the stubborn weed between,
Stoop low, stoop low!
Some work beyond our human power
By sun and rain brought forth the flower,
That maketh corn to grow.

The grain grew fat upon the stalk,
The farmers talked the harvest talk,
Stoop low, stoop low!
Now praise to God, who by His might
Has made the harvest golden bright,
Who maketh corn to grow.

Poem by Philip Britts, 1948

Articles: Thanksgiving


A Thanksgiving Prayer

By Charles Moore

When we give thanks for all we have, we think of all those who don’t. Will we let their need change us? español

Still life with wagon wheel, oil lamp and bread

Lights for Thanksgiving

By Jean Bell Mosley

A heartwarming short story about Thanksgiving in another era, with a surprising twist, to read aloud with the whole family once everyone has had their fill of turkey.

Coffee and Bible

How to Give Thanks in Every Situation

By Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Is the Apostle Paul’s call to rejoice always meant literally? Can we really live in a spirit of thanksgiving at all times? Explore Philippians, chapter 4 in this week’s Blumhardt Bible Study.

George Washington painted by Rembrandt Peale circa 1846.

Thanksgiving Proclamation

By George Washington

The text of the 1789 Thanksgiving Day proclamation by George Washington. During the time of the founding fathers Thanksgiving was a day set aside for prayer and fasting. español