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Late is My Gratefulness

New words to a familiar Thanksgiving hymn tune, Plus: A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 28, 2008

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Late is My Gratefulness

Late Is My Gratefulness
New words to a familiar Thanksgiving hymn tune

Late is my gratefulness, O God my Father.
I'm tardy thanking You for what You've done.
Daily You've given me countless reminders
of Your great faithfulness, Most Faithful One.

Late is my gratefulness. Late is my gratefulness.
Forgive my tardiness honoring You.
I've been remiss in recalling Your goodness.
Your steadfast mercies, Lord, are ever new.

Late is my gratefulness, O God my Father.
I have been careless extolling Your care.
Daytime or nightime, Your grace like a blanket
covers me gently. Your love's everywhere. (Refrain)

Late is my gratefulness, O God my Father.
I've no excuse for my ingratitude.
I beg forgiveness for failing to praise You.
Great is Your faithfulness in all You do. (Refrain)

* The above lyrics can be sung to the tune for "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." 

A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House
A less-than-memorable holiday for the First Family
No turkey in the White House.
George dined on lame duck fare.
He had no choice. His goose was cooked
by critics everywhere.
But lame duck can be tasty
if basted in Old Crow.
A bourbon brine can cover up
what goes down oh so slow.
And while my wife baked pumpkin torte
(I cannot tell a lie),
the White House chef served thankless George
a slice of humble pie.

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elm from 98801 writes:
December 17, 2008
I'm thankful, gratefull and take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

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