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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving


As Americans, we have an even greater reason than normal to be thankful this year.

This has been a year of retreat, with the election of what is perhaps the most radically liberal president since Abraham Lincoln. But it hasn't been all bad. The Supreme Court ruled down the DC gun ban, which was a great blessing. God has continued to hold back the brunt of his wrath and for that we should be thankful.

Here are the lyrics to a song that was very popular during colonial days, that would be appropriate to think on at this time. Supposedly it was as popular as "Yankee Doodle".

Chester

Let tyrants shake their iron rod,
And slavery clank her galling chains.
We fear them not; we trust in God;
New England’s God forever reigns.

When God inspired us for the fight
Their ranks were broke, their lines were forced;
Their ships were shattered in our sight
Or swiftly driven from our coast.

The foe comes on with haughty stride;
Our troops advance with martial noise.
Their veterans flee before our youth,
And generals yield to beardless boys.

What grateful offerings shall we bring?
What shall we render to the Lord?
Loud Hallelujah let us sing.
And praise his name on every chord.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Son3 said...

Great post!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

November 29, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great post Stephen, we do have alot to be thankful for this year.

Chester is a great song, Mr. Phillips had everyone sing it at Jamestown about 15 times.

God Bless,
~Mike

November 29, 2008 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Gravelbelly said...

Great song. Thanks for posting it.

As I look back at this year, I do find something to be thankful for in the recent election.

First, I am thankful because the sovereign God is working out His decrees on stage of history. Whether for national judgment or salvation, I am confident that "all things whatsoever that come to pass" will be for His glory and for the good of His covenant people.

While I find his politics appalling, I am thankful that Mr. Obama was elected rather than Mr. McCain. Let me explain why.


If McCain were president, Christians & conservatives in general would tend to relax & think, "Our guy is in, so everything will be okay." Some would even defend the continued creep of statism under McCain/Palin because of an irrational party loyalty.

Under Obama, I believe Christians & conservatives will remain alert to every attempted encroachment on liberty.

For this reason, I am thankful.

December 1, 2008 at 10:25 AM  

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