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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spiritual Sundays




Today is going to be sooo good at Spiritual Sundays! I don't have any official word on it ~ I just feel it in my Spirit!! This is the Thanksgiving Edition so as you read these words please know that I am thankful for YOU and your FRIENDSHIP! I am so thankful to the LORD for it is HIM that has brought us together! May each of you have a blessed Thanksgiving as you sit around your tables spending time with your loved ones and offering thanks up to our Heavenly Father.

I found this Thanksgiving hymn and immediately knew I wanted to share it for Spiritual Sundays and didn't even know it would be the Thanksgiving edition.......but the Lord did :) Enjoy!


COME YE THANKFUL PEOPLE 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 the 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,
Give his 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 presence to abide;
Come, with all thine angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.

Sir George J. Elvey (1816-1893), organist at St. George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle for nearly fifty years, wrote the music
to the well-loved Thanksgiving hymn about 1844.
The lyrics are by Henry Alford (1810-1871).

Love and Blessings

23 comments:

Clif

I love this Thanksgiving Hymn and I love you as a sister in Christ and a wonderful blogging friend. I'm thankful for you along with all of my other blessings. I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May God richly bless you in every way.

Charlotte

I love this hymn too. It isn't one that I sang all my life like some but I think it's a wonderful song. Love the words.
I'm so glad you're one of our regulars on Spiritual Sundays. You always inspire.
Blessings best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving week.
Charlotte

Sandi@ My Yellow Door

Just beautiful, Loren! I am thankful for so many things. God is good! Thank you for sharing this wonderful old hymn and your wonderful words. Have a beautiful Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Renee

This is such a great hymn!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

chicamom85

I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. God bless you.

Anne

rcubes

"Even so, Lord, quickly come,
Bring thy final harvest home;
Gather thou thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin"...There is no right word to express what Jesus had done...Glory to God! All the praises to His Holy Name! Thank you for your friendship, your prayers, the whole "Loren" package we love! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. May the Lord bless you abundantly. Love you sister!

Ginger

What beautiful lyrics! This is truly a perfect post for today, God is awesome! Have a safe, and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Ginger

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Awesome song! I haven't heard that one before, but what a powerful message in those words.

Thanks for this today Loren. Hope you have a great day of worship tomorrow.

Sassy Granny ...

The roots of Thanksgiving are so rich, and so deep. So are the hymns associated with it.

May all thankfulness begin & end with the One that grants our blessings. Even so, Lord Jesus come!

Kathleen

Debbie

Oh Loren I love this song and I too am soo thankful for all the new blogging friends. What a treasure you have all been to me. Have a very blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! Debbie

Mevely317

What timeless and treasured lyrics! I'm so glad you've chosen this hymn today ... just one of the reasons I keep returning to your site, to be lifted up and encouraged!

Thank you and God bless your new week, Loren.

Myra

Lisa

What beautiful lyrics! Thank you for sharing. Have a great Thanksgiving!

He & Me + 3

I have never heard of that song before...Beautiful. I wish I knew the tune. Have a blessed Sunday.
Hugs
Mimi

Marsha's Mpressions

What a comforting thought - we are God's harvest! :)

Jennifer

What beautiful, beautiful words! I am SO thankful for YOU and your FRIENDSHIP!!
♥ Jennifer

Beth

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Little Of This And That

Have a blessed Thanksgiving week.

Cathy

Love that beautiful Thanksgiving Hymn, Happy Thanksgiving.

Joyfulsister

Hi Loren.
Beautiful words to a beautiful Hymn. I love the Hymns, everlasting songs that live on from generation to generation. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful week ahead!!

Hugz Lorie

Rona's Home Page

The Heaven Father is amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sharlotte

This is just perfect for this week. It is such a lovely hymn. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

christy rose

What a beautiful Thanksgiving Hymn Loren! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Denise

God bless you at Thanksgiving and always sweetie.

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