A Hymn of Thanksgiving

I wrote this hymn a number of years ago and have now revised it.

Shout Joyfully Unto the Lord

©2006 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

(based on Psalm 98)

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Shout Joyfully unto the Lord,

Break forth in song and praise.

The world and all who dwell in it

Shall celebrate his ways.

For the Lord of mercy and of love

Still calls to you and me

To come within his warm embrace

And evermore be free.

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Our Shield and our Salvation,

Our Lantern and our Bread;

The Lord provides us with our needs

And with his Word we’re fed.

There is no place that we can stray

Beyond our Father’s reach,

And though we stumble into hell,

Its ramparts He will breach.

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The Lord above is Lord always

And evermore shall be.

His right hand and his holy arm

Have gained the victory.

Sing Hallelujah on the harp,

Sound the trumpet and the horn,

For God is God all powerful;

In Him we are reborn.

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Give thanks, give thanks to God always!

What else have we to give?

Our hearts are made for praising Him

And in his Son we live.

For God has given all for us

Through Christ his only son,

The First Fruit of his harvest yield;

Through faith in him we we’re one.

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Thanksgiving Cards

Autumn leaf card

Message Inside is: Give Thanks

Thanksgiving pumpkin card

Message inside: Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some cards I made for Thanksgiving.  I used patterned and plain cardstock as well as art foam sheets.

More Clip-on Earrings

Seasonal Clip-ons

Today my husband and I grabbed our passports and crossed over the bridge from Johnstown, Ontario to Ogdensburg, New York.  I was on a mission to find a dress pattern for an 1812 costume and findings for more clip-on earrings.   My husband wanted to fill up our gas tank.  We headed first to the Joanne store where I was thrilled to discover the very things I was looking for and more.  I bought up all the remaining packages of clip-on backs.  I was looking for the silvery kind, but only found one package of them.  The rest were gold coloured.  Then I pored over the buttons and found a bag of pumpkins, two bags of Christmas buttons, a card of two Santa head buttons, some shamrocks and a pretty pair of violet flowers I couldn’t resist.  I would have liked to fill up my basket, because there were some cute daisy buttons, some pansies, a bag of snowflakes and one of cute ghosts.  As it was, I managed to find a white paint pen that I needed too.  The dress pattern took a bit longer but it was in the Burda pattern book as a “Josephine” gown (otherwise known as Regency).  I didn’t need material, because I am planning to use an old sheet set  that has been sitting in my linen closet.  I will post a picture of it when it is finished.

As soon as I got home, I took out my wire cutters and took the loops off the backs of the buttons.  Then I heated up my glue gun and went to work making my earrings.  The ones pictured above are the result.  I am very pleased with how they turned out and can’t wait to wear my pumpkins for Thanksgiving (Oct. 8 here in Canada) and for Halloween.