‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

It awes me when I realize that every good thing that I have ever known has been the gift of God.

Another traditional Thanksgiving hymn–Come Ye Thankful People, Come , performed by the music group at Catshill Baptist Church.

‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

I really should’ve posted this yesterday, for Thanksgiving–how did I forget?

Well, no use crying about it. So today we have Come, Ye Thankful People, Come, played by our friends and esteemed colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy.

‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

Here’s another Thanksgiving hymn which we were allowed to sing in school, and it never did us any harm. And now they want to forbid you singing hymns in church.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come was written in 1844 by Henry Alford and has been a Thanksgiving favorite ever since. I find it deeply moving.

One thing I’m thankful for that they can’t take away from us, no matter what they do: Our God is pure and righteous, everlasting, all-powerful, all-wise–and no evil can come into His presence.

The wicked and the Godless are riding high in 2020; but their fall is guaranteed.

P.S.–If anybody has any more Thanksgiving hymns to request, the hymn shop is open!

 

‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

We usually hear this hymn around Thanksgiving time–but when’s a bad time to be thankful to the Lord? Come, Ye Thankful People, Come, sung by congregation and choir at St. George’s Church, Windsor.

‘Come Ye Thankful People, Come’

I wish I knew who’s singing this, so I could tell you, but that information wasn’t available to me. Come Ye Thankful People, Come–we wouldn’t want to go into Thanksgiving without it.

‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

This is another hymn now inseparable from our Thanksgiving holiday–Come, Ye Thankful People, Come. Listen to the lyrics: Biblical allusions abound.

Sung by the choir and congregation at St. George’s Church, Windsor–but whether Windsor, England, or Windsor, Canada, I’m unable to discover.

Beautiful! ‘Come, Ye Thankful People, Come’

Either I’m getting kind of soppy in my old age, or there is something special about this hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come, traditionally associated with Thanksgiving  but really applicable to all the year. It’s the lyrics, it’s the message, it’s the feeling. It’s the suddenly, unexpected awareness of God’s love. It’s the music, it’s the gorgeous background scenery. It’s thankfulness to the Lord Our God, who daily loadeth us with benefits. Love and be loved. It’s from God.

‘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.