Thursday, November 22, 2012

Come, ye thankful people, come,

This song has been running though my head all morning...

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 for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

Words: Henry Alford, Psalms and Hymns, 1844.
Music: St. George’s Wind­sor, George J. El­vey, 1858

  That is my heart today.
May all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


1 comment:

  1. Hope, I just discovered you today on Instagram, through your comments on Sherelle Christensen's posts...and I have fallen in love! ;) Your photos are so beautiful and I'm happily reading your blog while a crik in my neck has me on couch duty. What a lovely reprieve! And, I love this hymn. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your world through your words and photos. Teri