Thanksgiving Hymn – ‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’, by Henry Alford

10 Oct

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, my fellow Canadians!

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. We ourselves are God’s own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Grant, O harvest Lord, that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

3. For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offences 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. Then, thou Church triumphant come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All be safely gathered in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In God’s garner to abide;
Come, ten thousand angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home!


Posted by on October 10, 2016 in music, poetry, religion


11 responses to “Thanksgiving Hymn – ‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’, by Henry Alford

  1. bluebird of bitterness

    October 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Will!

  2. infowarrior1

    October 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Happy thanksgiving mate.

  3. infowarrior1

    October 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Another great hymn from David himself:

  4. infowarrior1

    October 30, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Is it permissible to copy certain traditions from Catholics and Orthodox and combine them with the Reformed tradition as long as they are biblical?

    • Will S.

      October 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Certainly; after all, we have kept various hymns and parts of the old liturgy that are fine, not to mention theological writings from early church fathers.

      • infowarrior1

        October 31, 2016 at 7:37 am

        I dig the singing on this:

        Want our churches to sing like this.


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