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Thanksgiving Day
Publication: Advocate and Messenger, 78yr - Nov 1939 - No. 10

Author: J. J. Montgomery
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With steadfastness and unwavering faith, with hard and patient toil,

The Pilgrims wrung their harvest from a strange and sterile toil.

And when the leaves turn red and gold beneath the autumn sun,

They knelt beside the scanty sheaves their laboring hands have won,

And each grave elder, in his turn, with bowed and reverent head,

Gave thanks to bounteous Heaven for the miracle of bread.


And so was born Thanksgiving Day, that little dauntless band,

Beset by deadly perils in a wild and alien land,

With hearts that held no fear of death, with stern, unbending wills,

And faith as firmly founded as the grim New England hills,

Though pitiful the yield that sprang from that unfruitful sod,

Remembered in their harvest time the goodly grace of God.


God grant us grace to look on this, our glorious native land,

As but another princely gift from His almighty hand.

May we prove worthy of His trust and keep it every shore,

Protested from the murderous hordes that bear the torch of war,

And be the future bright or dark, God grant we never may

Forget the reverent spirit of that first Thanksgiving Day.

J.J. Montgomery

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)