‘Come Ye Thankful People, Come’

I have to go to the nursing home this morning for my aunt’s care meeting, but let me first post this: Come Ye Thankful People, Come, sung by the congregation at St. George’s-Windsor, somewhere in England. If you think it’s odd to play a hymn usually reserved for the Thanksgiving holiday, please think again.

Remember how God works, more often than not, as echoed in the lyrics of this hymn: “First the blade and then the ear/ then the full corn shall appear” (after Mark 4:28).

We don’t see what God has planted until it springs up from the soil and bears fruit.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “‘Come Ye Thankful People, Come’

  • Evelyn

    Thank you again, Lee, for getting my morning off to a beautiful start.



  • Phoebe

    A lovely hymn — and another reminder of how important it is to thank God as well as implore Him. I’ve noticed that I never forget to ask His blessing before meals, but I usually do forget to thank Him afterward. G.K. Chesterton once observed that at Christmas we thank those who have filled our stockings with gifts, but we seldom remember to thank the One Who has filled our stockings with feet.


  • Phoebe

    Oh, and Lee, I do pray for your Aunt Joan every day. How is she doing?


    • leeduigon

      I visited her today after the care meeting, and she’s doing as well as can be expected. They do take good care of people at that nursing home, and they keep the family in the loop. Thanks for your prayers, Phoebe.


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