Friday, November 3, 2017

Thanksgiving Canon, A Hymn for the Ages

Thanksgiving Canon~Wondrous Thanksgiving Music!

Thanksgiving Canon worship hymn
Why I am reviewing Thanksgiving Canon: It's my favorite Thanksgiving Hymn and I love to play it this time of year

It's great to play any day you feel like singing a praise song! The notes of Thanksgiving Canon are on the  pentatonic musical scale that is very pleasing to the spirit at the cellular level. Science has now actually  proven this. (with brain scans) So if you listen, you will feel better.

Photo is Autumn Leaves by Pixel Anarchy on Pixabay and can be found here

The Thanksgiving Canon is an old standby and we sang it as a round, ending in a sustained Amen when I was in choir growing up . When I went looking for a video of it for you, the best ones were from the Girl Scouts.

How funny, but understandable, as we sang lots of wonderful uplifting songs in my Girl Scout troop. But I did not know that the Girl Scouts have their own CD's now! So had to spend an afternoon listening to some of their renditions of some old Camping favorites! 

Below is the original sheet music that I saved from an old Choir book. I think it was from 6th grade. 


Thanksgiving Canon sheet music

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Canon and Happy Thanksgiving!


For thy gracious blessings,
For thy wondrous words,
For thy loving kindness,
We give thanks, O Lord.
~Thanksgiving Canon



About Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated mostly in the United States and Canada. It is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. In ancient times, This was the Autumn Equinox festival. Man has always thanked the Creator for the harvest.

And man has always sung to celebrate everything. The Thanksgiving Canon is not only beautiful, but the sound tones are very soothing to your ear and soul. I always play it on Thanksgiving day. 

The Thanksgiving Canon Performed
Listen to This Stunning Worship Song


Thanksgiving Canon is On This Album
Thanksgiving Canon

I was a lifelong Girl Scout, who camped out every month for years, singing campfire songs into the late evening under the moon and stars. Those are some of my favorite memories. Lots of faves on this CD.




Thy mercies have been numberless;
Thy love, Thy grace, Thy care,
Were wider than our utmost need,
and higher than our prayer.
~O King of Kings



Here is the Thanksgiving Canon by Itself to Download
Thanksgiving Canon






With grateful heart
My thanks I bring,
Before the Great
Thy praise I sing;
I worship in Thy Holy place
And praise Thee
For Thy truth and grace;
For truth and grace
Together shine
In Thy most Holy Word Divine,
In Thy most Holy Word Divine.
~ Psalms 138


Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday and I wish it would be adopted worldwide. How wonderful to be thankful, if only for a day!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!





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12 comments:

  1. Such a lovely way to start my day. I can't believe I've never sung this glorious song. It is so beautiful sung as a round. I know I'll be singing it now that it is on my heart and mind. Thank you for the blessing. How I love Thanksgiving. I think I enjoy this holiday so much because it isn't about buying, buying, buying stuff, but rather, a focus on gratitude.

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    1. Very happy to have introduced this beautiful song to you. I love Thanksgiving for the same reason as you do. :)

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  2. A lovely reminder of the blessings of the season. I agree that it would be wonderful if a day of Thanksgiving were celebrated world-wide.

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    1. Yes gratitude instead of envy and greed would be a day of wonder in this time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. How precious it is to start the day with songs of praise and thanksgiving. This is really beautiful and the voices are so clear. Music moves the soul and you have moved me this morning with this lovely review. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Olivia! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. A very soothing melody indeed! So very simple, yet the message is so very meaningful. I am sure I will be hearing it play over and over in my head today. I am most grateful for His wondrous Word.

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    1. It kind of grows on you and then you can't get it out of your head. I am very grateful also!

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  5. I've never heard this song, so beautiful. It's peaceful and it makes for lovely music playing on Thanksgiving. I'm finding it relaxing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you got to hear it now!

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  6. Beautiful! Just beautiful! And I think are minds are running the same way. I'm planning to post Thanksgiving music, too, but different than this. I had never heard this one before. I hope it comes in CD. I haven't figured out MP3 yet.

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  7. Very glad you enjoyed it Barbara! Yes the top one for sale up there is a CD!

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