Author: Henry Alford Hymnal: Mor1995 #450 (1995) Meter: 220.127.116.11 D Person Name: Henry Alford Lyrics: 1 Come, you thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest-home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, does provide
for our needs to be supplied;
come with all his people, come,
raise the song of harvest-home.
2 All the world is God's own field,
fruit unto his praise to yield,
wheat and weeds 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.
3 For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take his harvest-home;
he himself in that great day
all offense shall take away,
give his angels charge at last
in the fire the weeds to cast,
but the fruitful ears to store
in his storehouse evermore.
4 Even so, Lord, quickly come,
to your final harvest-home:
gather all your people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there forever purified
in your presence to abide.
Come, with all your angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest-home! Topics: Special Occasions; God--Goodness of; Life to Come; Thankfulness; Thanksgiving (Harvest) Scripture: Genesis 8:21-22 Languages: English Tune Title: ST. GEORGE'S, WINDSOR
Come, You Thankful People, Come