Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunset, September 25, 2010. Greensboro, NC

Grace At Evening

For all the beauties of the day,
The innocence of childhood’s play,
For health and strength and laughter sweet,
Dear Lord, our thanks we now repeat.

For this our daily gift of food
We offer now our gratitude,
For all the blessings we have known
Our debt of gratefulness we own.

Here at the table now we pray,
Keep us together down the way;
May this, our family circle, be
Held fast by love and unity.

Grant, when the shades of night shall fall,
Sweet be the dreams of one and all;
And when another day shall break
Unto Thy service may we wake. 

Edgar Albert Guest 


frayedattheedge said...

a stunning photo, and a lovely grace to go with it!

Anyes said...

Such a perfect combination. Great sunset!

Carolina said...

It is a stunning photo. I'm not at all religious and I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I always call those beams of sunlight piercing through clouds 'Jezusbeams', so that was the first thing that came into my mind when I saw it :-)

Karen said...

Thank you both, Anne and Aynes. People complain that Edgar Guest wrote doggerel, but I thought this simple poem went nicely with the photo.

Carolina: You crack me up. I wasn't thinking "Jesusbeams" when I took the photo. I actually was thinking "How can I take this with out getting a terrible flare from the sun?" Plus I was standing in the middle of a parking lot at a mini mall with people giving me strange looks.

Anonymous said...

Your photo-- the grace.
Bee- U-ti- full.