Sunday, November 18, 2007

Come, ye thankful people....

I am amazed that it is the week of Thanksgiving already! It was very warm here in the NE until last week, and now it seems as though Thanksgiving has sneaked up on us....

But, after the sermon we heard at church today, I've really been checking my attitude of Thanksgiving--what am I thankful for? And to whom am I thankful?

The last few weeks my children have been practicing this duet on the piano to play for Thanksgiving. I've listed the words below, and hope they bless you as I have been blessed hearing it played so frequently in my home. It's been a good reminder for me. :0) I want to be thankful to GOD for everything, everyday...

I am thankful for what God has done in the past, for what He is doing in the present, and as that last stanza states...what He will be doing in the future-Even so, Lord quickly 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 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;

Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;

From His 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 His garner evermore.

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 garner to abide;

Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Farmer Blu's Wife said...

We all need to be thankful. I am sure they will do a nice job on the duet!!!