Thanksgiving Ernie Ford style

As Tennessee Ernie Ford once said . . .

Thank you for joining with us in our fun. You know, we all have so much to be thankful for. This nation has come through a trying period. But we’re still a united people with a pride in our past, and a faith in our future.

Bless this house, oh Lord, we pray,

Make it safe by night and day.

Bless these walls, so firm and stout,

Keeping want and trouble out.

Bless the roof and chimneys tall,

Let thy peace lie over all.

Bless this door that it may prove,

Ever open to joy and love.

Bless this window shining bright,

Letting in God’s heavenly light.

Bless the hearth ablazing there,

With smoke ascending like a prayer.

Bless the folk who dwell within,

Keep them pure and free from sin.

Bless us all that we may be,

Fit, oh Lord, to dwell with Thee.

Bless us all, that one day we

May dwell above with thee.

–by Helen Taylor

If you’ve never heard this song, you can see & hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7I_xgl6tEQ.  Click on the bottom video. It’s starts at the 4 minutes 30 second mark, when everyone is seated at the table and Ernie is standing at the head.

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