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Simple Gifts - Lindsey Stirling and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

No Thanksgiving playlist would be complete without “Simple Gifts”, a Shaker song written and composed in 1848 by Shaker convert Elder Joseph Brackett. Though often thought to be a traditional Celtic tune, or classified as an anonymous Shaker hymn, it should be appropriately classified as a… 397 more words

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"Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"

“Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide… 491 more words

Come Ye Thankful People Come

In 1844 Henry Alford, the rector of Aston Standford church in Buckinghamshire, England composed a 7 stanza poem titled “After Harvest”. About ten years later the poem was shortened to 4 verses, set to music by George J. 497 more words

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Pilgrim Song - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Pilgrims are synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday! And so, our Thanksgiving countdown playlist would not be complete without a song about Pilgrims. A pilgrim (from the Latin peregrinus) is a traveler - “one who has come from afar” - on a  journey to a holy place, or, a location of great religious significance. 358 more words

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Small Miracles

Father God, I’m thankful for the ability to laugh at  my memory slips. I know the aging process diminishes our abilities, but you’ve sent angels unaware, people, to urge me to concentrate, to not give up, to keep on writing, exercising, and doing the best that I can. 164 more words

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How Great Thou Art - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

In 1885 Carl Boberg’s walk home through a summer storm would inspire him to write ‘O Store Gud’ (O Mighty God), later to become known as “How Great Thou Art”, one of the most enduring lyrics in Christianity. 474 more words

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