Friday, April 27, 2012

Thankfulness


By Adelaide Anne Procter
1825-1864




My God, I thank Thee who hast made 
The earth so bright;
So full of splendour and of joy,
Beauty and light;
So many glorious things are here,
Noble and right!





I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made
Joy to abound;
So many gentle thoughts and deeds
Circling us round,
That in the darkest spot of earth
Some love is found.






I thank Thee more that all our joy 
Is touched with pain;
That shadows fall on brightest hours;
That thorns remain,
So that earth's bliss may be our guide,
And not our chain.





For Thou, who knowest, Lord, how soon
Our weak heart clings,
Hath given us joys, tender and true,
Yet all with wings;
So that we see, gleaming on high,
Diviner things.






I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept
The best in store:
We have enough, yet not too much
To long for more;
A yearning for a deeper peace,
Not known before. 





I thank Thee Lord, that here our souls
Though amply blessed,
Can never find, although they seek,
A perfect rest--
Nor ever shall, until they lean
On Jesus' breast!


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Adelaide Anne Procter lived in London, and was a popular poet, 
the favorite poet of Queen Victoria. 
She died at the age of 38 after a protracted battle with tuberculosis.








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27 comments:

Glenda said...

What beautiful photos - and words! Your blog is certainly an uplifting place of beauty - and your photography is wonderful! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

Jeanne said...

Connie this is absolutely gorgeous! Each photo and each sentiment. What a beautiful way to start the weekend!

Pat said...

Beautiful post!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Amen & stunning images! =)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!... Beautiful pictures and lovely girls.. (guapas).. Greentings from España..

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Connie,
These all are great!!
Funny that little girls. And amazing to see how you've get the light at the flowers on the table. The shot with the clouds in the sky is so good. Really beautiful series, my compliments to you!!

Much greetings,
Marco

Kerri said...

These are amazing! And beautiful words to go with!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Connie, your photographs show such love, such joy and family along with nature. The words that you have shared are wonderful!

Sandra said...

Breathtaking images, Connie. I adore the water shots and the reflections. You've captured the clouds so beautifully do! What sweet young girls with blond and braided hair.
A very happy weekend to you!

Cathy said...

Connie, what a wonderful way to start my day... your photos are amazing and the words, well they spoke to my heart.

JipetSun said...

These photos are incredible, they are soft but colorful, calming but surprising ... I love it !

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh! oh oh oh!
THANK you for this beautiful journey:)
made my heart thump grateful
and in bright color!
Feels like heaven blowing me
kiss after kiss:)
-Jennifer

Tito Eric said...

These are truly great images, thank you for sharing! I can't pick which one as favorite ... I like them all.

Madge Bloom said...

SO beautiful! Your images and the poetry are a delight! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot!

Lui said...

Oh what a gorgeous words and images! This is such an inspiring and joyful post! Thank you!

Marcie said...

Such gorgeous images..such beauty in the light. And - yes - so much to be grateful for.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful images and the poetry is just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Oh Connie, I just love stopping by your place, especially when you add such touching words to your beautiful photos. They brighten my day. Such sweet little girls. Have a wonderful week.

Deanna said...

Oh Connie all of these are really lovely and the poetry is perfect!!

Robyn said...

Connie, I saw your link on Weekly Top shot. Your photography is amazing!

Hope you have a great week.

Muhammad khabbab said...

The picure of sun rays from the clouds is too good. Kids are so cute. Wonderful photography.

Jodi said...

Just wow and Amen!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love the photography here, and wonderful words of appreciation.

lisa said...

Connie, this is an absolutely beautiful post in every way!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful poem and pictures.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Such a beautiful poem and photography!

Jerry said...

Wow, what a stunning series of words and photographs. I feel so uplifted now looking at this - thanks! Have you ever thought of compiling a book?