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694. Come, Ye Thankful People Come

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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, ye thankful people come
Title: Come, Ye Thankful People Come
Author: Henry Alford (1844, alt.)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 77.77 D
Scripture: Matthew 13:36-43; Mark 4:26-29
Topic: Particular Times of Worship: Special Days; Christian Year: Thanksgiving Day; Harvest (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR
Composer: George J. Elvey (1858)
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: F Major



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