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 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 garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.

-Henry Alford

Free SDA Scripture Song Sheet Music Resource

The benefits of memorizing scripture are immeasurable.   One way to learn new verses is to sing  scripture songs. Wayne Hooper’s Sing A Bible Verse is great resource for learning new scripture songs.   Sing A Bible Verse is free printable sheet music for more than 300 original scripture songs.

If you don’t have a musician in your home, you can find the CDs for these songs at Children’s Ministry Place. The CDs are also available at AdventSource.