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,
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