Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Appalchian Bluegrass Gospel: Thank You Lord, For Your Blessings On Me



This gospel song was written by James Easter who is part of the group, The Easter Brothers. The Mount Airy, NC band was formed over 60 years ago. Other popular songs by this group are "The Darkest Hour" and "They're Holding Up The Ladder".

A friend of mine shared a couple of lines of this song on Facebook and it instantly made me smile. You see, my mom sang this song just about every morning that I can remember. We didn't have much growing up but my parents taught me to be thankful for what we did have. She passed away going on 23 years ago and I hope she'd be proud that I'm trying to teach my son to be thankful for what he has too.


Thank You Lord, For Your Blessings On Me
Written by - James Easter and the Easter Brothers 1975
Copyright - LeFevre-Sing Publishing Co.

As the world looks upon me, as I struggle along
They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong
In my heart I'm rejoicing, how I wish they could see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.

Chorus: There's a roof up above me
I've a good place to sleep
There's food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord 
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.

Now I know I'm not wealthy, and these clothes they're not new.
I don't have much money, but Lord I have you.
And to me that's all that matters, though the world cannot see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.

Chorus: There's a roof up above me
 I've a good place to sleep
There's food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.

I hope all of you can find something to be thankful for this holiday and every day. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!