Who Are We Thanking?


Happy Thanksgiving, all! I’m pretty sure this song is preaching to the choir, but I wrote it yesterday, appalled at the shopping traffic blocking up the streets of sleepy little Temecula. It bothers me when I hear people call this a national, SECULAR holiday. Who are we thanking, then? This is song #24 for November 24.

WHO ARE WE THANKING?
By Pam Bowen

Verse 1:
It’s the day before Thanksgiving
And the shoppers are out shopping
Buying a turkey, stuffing, and yams,
Pies, potatoes, rolls, and a ham.

Verse 2:
Someone’s at home cleaning the place,
Stretching the table to make more space,
Worrying over the small details
It takes to make a monster meal.

CHORUS:
WE KNOW WE CAN PACK THE FOOD AWAY,
BUT WHO ARE WE THANKING, ANYWAY?
REMEMBER THE LORD AND SING HIS PRAISE
GIVE THANKS TO HIM, BLESS HIS NAME.

Verse 3:
Let’s cram the calories for a week
Into one meal ‘fore we fall asleep.
Taking a nap is just as well
So we can hit the midnight sales.

CHORUS

Bridge:
We took the Christ from Christmas
And the thanks from Thanksgiving
And gave both days to vices:
Overeating, Overspending.

CHORUS

© Pamella M. Bowen

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