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There’s nothing that says Thanksgiving to me like the classic song Come, Ye Thankful People Come. I played it in church for the first time last Sunday and that’s when it felt like Thanksgiving had arrived. I tried to embed a YouTube version so you could hear the music, but WordPress and YouTube aren’t talking. So I’m posting the lyrics instead. I hope the song will lift your Thanksgiving spirits and help you to remember to be thankful this year, in spite of all the bad things we’ve endured. May God Bless You this Thanksgiving and in the coming days.


Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

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

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.