The White House Thanksgiving Hymn

Identifier

CS77b-c

Source

Library of Congress
Wilson Papers, Series 4, 152A Reel 231, Manuscript Division

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

CS77

Language

English

Is Part Of

CS77

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Provenance

Digital copy acquired from federal archives by previous WWPL Archivist, Heidi Hackford.

Text

The White House Thanksgiving Hymn - Tune, Wilson. C. M. D.
Respectfully dedicated To His Ex. Woodrow Wilson, Pres. U.S.A. By Samuel Jackson Hargrave, A.M.M.us D.
God's Greatness and Goodness Cause For Thanksgiving

(1) O God, stupendous is they might,
And glorious is thy Name!
The solid rock before it melts,
Like wax before the flame.
By thine Almighty hand, the stars
Are guided in their flight;
At thy command, unerring worlds
Roll on before they sight.

(2) High dashing winds, thy chariot steeds,
Are scorched by lightning beams
From somber clouds, whose thunders speak
Thy wrath in copious streams.
Treading the seas' majestic depths,
They own thy sovereign sway
Great mountains at thy dread approach,
Shrink back in wild dismay.

(3) Nations and kindreds, tribes and tongues
Exist by they command;
While royal sceptres, robes, and crowns
are products of thy hand.
For peace; in war's insatiate strife,
Man moves; but at thy will:
For by thy power alone we stand;
Without thine aid we fall.

(4) O God, what boundless thanks we owe
Thy Providencial Care!
May we the riches of thy love's
Continued blessings share.
Lord, with thanksgiving, then we come
To worship at thy feet;
Extol thy grace, adore thy Name -
As in thy sight is meet.

Original Format

letter

Files

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Citation

Hargrave, Samuel Jackson , “The White House Thanksgiving Hymn ,” 1914 November 24, CS77b-c, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.