THANKSGIVING: A FESTIVE HOLIDAY
In the United States, people celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving officially starts the fall-winter Christmas season. It’s a time when grown children go home to visit parents and grandparents. Also, siblings, cousins and relatives usually get together for reunions.
With family gathered, Thanksgiving is truly the perfect time to say a prayer of thanks to our Creator.
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING (WE GATHER TOGETHER)
The Thanksgiving holidays are a great opportunity for the whole family to dine together and catch up with each other’s stories. Also, the family can sing songs and enjoy music during these times.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving, also known as We Gather Together, is a great song that the family can sing before dinner or even after. It talks about getting together to ask the Lord’s blessing and praise Him for his steadfast love. Additionally, it ends with the fitting words “Thy name be ever praised, O Lord make us free!”
So, Jenny has made an easy video tutorial of this ukulele song for Thanksgiving
You can download a copy of the lead sheet here. So you can follow the video tutorial of this ukulele song for Thanksgiving.
Did you know? Historians have traced the roots of this song to the 1597 Dutch original. Hence, it is even older than the celebration of Thanksgiving holidays!
THANKSGIVING THEN AND NOW
Americans celebrated the earliest Thanksgiving holidays in the early 17th century where feasts were held in gratitude for abundant harvests or military victories.
In these modern times, let’s take time to give thanks for the love and support of families and friends, for the security and comfort that our jobs or businesses provide and for the freedom and liberty we enjoy in this country.
Have a joyful Thanksgiving, and as always happy strumming!