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A Thanksgiving Hymn For 2009

For a world of unprecedented hunger where more than one in seven of us now go without the food we need...
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For a world of unprecedented hunger where more than one in seven of us now go without the food we need...

As we come together to offer Thanksgiving for all of the plenty we share here today, our hearts seek the courage to end the growing hunger that kills so many millions and makes us all poor.

We know how to do it, for hunger is needless. Our world harvests plenty for all to eat well. Together let's now use our common human caring to take the thrilling risks to be champions for life.

To the tune of "We Gather Together," a common Thanksgiving hymn based on a 16th century Dutch song; with new words by Richard Rowe and Frances Moore Lappe