Saturday, November 20, 2010

TSMSS - Come, Ye Thankful People, Come


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;
Bather 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.

Words: Henry Alford, 1810-1871
Music: George J. Elvey, 1816-1893

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Debbie Petras said...

A wonderful song for this Thanksgiving week. Linda, I didn't see you linked up on TSMSS. I'll check again and if not will be happy to link you up.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras said...

I just checked and you're linked up! :)

Lisa notes... said...

"Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In thy presence to abide"

I have never heard this, but what an appropriate song. Thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

Wonderful hymn.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen said...

Linda, I almost posted this! It is really beautiful and the words mean even more to me as the years go by.

Hazel said...

"Raise the song of harvest home" That makes me feel so cozy. Thanks for sharing this song.

Jocelyn said...

great Thanksgiving hymn!! =) Love how well the band played with the chorus/choir =)

Have a blessed Saturday =)

Pia said...

reminds me of my childhood days in school... sounds like choir in heaven.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have always loved this. It has always touched me when sung in church.

Debra Kaye said...

I've never heard this one before but how touching!

Cathy said...

Very beautiful, Linda, thanks so much for sharing it. I'll have to send it to a friend who loves hymns.

Anonymous said...

Very Beautiful, I'm back to blogging and had to stop and say HI:)
Happy Thanksgiving;

jhunnelle said...

beautiful hymn, thank for sharing!