Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving in Song

From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sounds of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained. (Jeremiah 30.19)

A Virtual Concert

This time of year always sparks nostalgia for my days as a church music minister. Wherever I served, holidays always occasioned special services set aside for song. I loved those times for giving me the chance to build concerts that reflected a wide variety of styles and takes on a common theme. So, on this eve of American Thanksgiving, I’m breaking away from written word to make room for a “virtual” concert, offering my gratitude for God, God’s work, God’s goodness expressed in you, and God’s blessing on this place. Most of all, I’m thankful for promises like Jeremiah 30.19. Our God is faithful.

I pray something here speaks to your spirit and brightens your soul.

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

“Thank You, Lord”

“I Will Give Thanks Unto Thee”

(My all-time favorite Thanksgiving anthem!)

“Forever Grateful”

“I’m So Thankful”

“Thankful”

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

“My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)”

(Note: The song ends at 4.00.)

With deepest gratitude for each of you. What great gifts you are to me! Have a blessed Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season! Much love, Tim.

5 comments:

claire said...

Thank you so much, Tim, for this beautiful celebration you have prepared for us here!

What a treat! What a wonderful treat!

Blessings.

Tim said...

Thank you, Claire! It was a great treat putting it together! Have a joyous Day of Thanks in France. (And stay warm!)

Many, many blessings to you and yours,
Tim

Philomena Ewing said...

Thanbks for this great compilation. I am a day late listening ..
I thought everyone played Alice's restaurant on Thanksgiving Day !!
Blessings x

Fran said...

I listened to most of these yesterday, with gratitude and joy.

I am thankful for you love!

Tim said...

Phil, we did spin "Alice's Restaurant" on Wednesday day evening, during the prep/slice&dice phase of the cooking. And that set off a Arlo/Woody Guthrie/Peter, Paul & Mary festival that Walt finally stopped by playing the recent Rihanna/Eminem collaboration. (There's only so much Americana one can take...) I'm glad you enjoyed the compilation.

Fran, I'm glad you enjoyed it, too. I trust your holiday was warm and delicious and blessed! And I am equally grateful for your and Phil's love.

God is truly good to us all!

Much love and many blessings,
Tim