Johnny Cash’s “Thanksgiving Prayer”

I can’t believe this first aired nearly 20 years ago.  Below, a clip of Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash, making a rare TV drama appearance on “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.”  It was the Thanksgiving episode, so of course it included a Thanksgiving song.  Enjoy.

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Lyrics:

We’ve come to the time in the season
When family and friends gather near
To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving
For blessings we’ve known through the year
To join hands and thank the creator
And now when Thanksgiving is due
This year when I count my blessings
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

This year when I count my blessings
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

I’m grateful for the laughter of children
The sun and the wind and the rain
The color of blue in your sweet eyes
The sight of a high ball and train
The moon rise over a prairie
Old love that you’ve made new
This year when I count my blessings
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

This year when I count my blessings
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

And when the time comes to be going
It won’t be in sorrow and tear
I’ll kiss you goodbye and I’ll go on my way
Grateful for all of the years
I thank for all that you gave me
For teaching me what love can do
Thanksgiving day for the rest of my life
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

Thanksgiving day for the rest of my life
I’m thanking the Lord He made you.

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