Thank You, Lord*
Some thank the Lord for friends and home
For mercies sure and sweet
But I would praise Him for his grace
In prayer I would repeat
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free
Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow
Some for the stars that shine
My heart is filled with joy and praise
Because I know He’s mine
I trust in Him from day to day
I prove His saving grace
I’ll sing this song of praise to Him
Until I see His face
This song puts Christmas into perspective for me because it helps me to remember why I’m so blessed. Beginning with 1988, Christmas has been different for me because of the birth of Jesus. His free gift of salvation has carried me through each year’s sorrows and joys.
Last year we didn’t set up the Christmas tree nor decorate much, yet it was the most relaxed Christmas we’ve ever had. I’m not sure what’s going happen this year as there are still boxes from our move in the living room and I’m having a bit of a, “where am I going to put all these things?” dilemma.
I’m leaning more toward the “less is best” motif in Christmas, except in the worship of my Savior and King, Jesus. He’s the best part of Christmas; without Him in the center of it, Christmas has no meaning.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
Join with us in praise of the Savior born in Bethlehem, Jesus Christ, for whom we are eternally thankful.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord. ~ Luke 2:11
*Words and Music by Mr. and Mrs. Seth Sykes.