Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by pet | Florida, Life | Thursday 23 November 2006 12:08 pm

From our home and heart to yours..
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Hymn

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 offences 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.

THE WORDS-Henry Alford, an English clergyman, writer of note, and Dean of Canterbury, was born in London in 1833 and died in Canterbury in 1871. His literary labours extended to every department of literature but he was especially well known as a writer and translator of hymns. This is his best known and most popular hymn.

THE MUSIC-George Elvey, the composer, was born at Canterbury, England. He was for forty-seven years organist at St. George’s chapel, in Windsor Castle.

Thanks to American Daughter media for sharing this beautiful Hymn
And to Jay for the h/p from Stop the ACLU