“Thanksgiving” by Darius M. Ratcliff

“Landing of the Pilgrims” – Stained Glass Windows  in Pilgrims Hall


For our supply of daily bread,

By which we’ve been so duly fed;

For clothing meet the year round,

And homes where shelter we have found:

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For magazines and books to read,

And other things the mind may need;

For music’s gifts for our delight,

And all the beauties for our sight;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For loved ones dear to human kind,

And blessings we in friendships find;

For nature’s children large and small,

For outdoor treasures enriching all;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For blessings ours when we receive,

For blessings greater when we give;

For service sent when we had need,

For chance to serve by word and deed;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For institutions of our land,

For public schools on every hand;

For churches free to serve our God,

And freedom greater than the rod;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For a nation’s prayer that right decide,

For a nation’s prayer that love abide,

For a nation strong where freedom reigns,

For a nation armed where night remains;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

For a loving Christ who for us died,

For a present Christ now at our side,

For a life on earth with Jesus shared,

For a Father’s house for us prepared;

Our Father God we thank Thee.

Image above:

Source: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?79395

Image Title:  Landing of the Pilgrims – Stained Glass Windows in Pilgrim Hall;  Additional Name(s): Burbank, A. S. — Publisher; Medium: Offset photomechanical prints; Source: Detroit Publishing Company postcards / Unnumbered cards; Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Catalog Call Number: MFY 95-29;  Digital ID: 79395;  Record ID: 186200; Digital Item Published: 4-8-2004; updated 3-25-2011


3 thoughts on ““Thanksgiving” by Darius M. Ratcliff

  1. Mark says:

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  2. Mark says:

    Great poem and graphic


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