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 as praise to God we yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
are to 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 the harvest home;
From the 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 the 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 presence to abide;
Come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends.
Song: ‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’
Words by Henry Alford
Music by George J. Elvey
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving, friend!ReplyDelete
Love this song! And I'm so thankful that you stopped by my blog today. I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed. I love your part of the country --Willamette Valley--especially Multnomah Falls--so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving Adrienne & family!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving! We did have a nice day at my bfs brothers house. We had tables set up in the insulated garage...candles everywhere, it was beautiful. We all cooked things so one person didnt have to do it all and it was a really nice day. I too hope you and I get a chance one day to get together face to face.ReplyDelete
I hope your day was wonderful. :)
Beautiful, my friend, and your music is lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
What a lovely song! I especially love the last stanza... as we wait in great anticipation!ReplyDelete
Just wanted to let you know that I want you to have a wonderful Holiday season.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the verse to that beautiful song. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I hope the holiday season is blessed for you!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely poem and Thanksgiving greeting. I am slow at visiting, but know you had a delightful Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete