Joyful Harts Music Library
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time (During Verse 1) Make remarks about this time of the year.This is a time set aside to be thankful for our blessings. Emphasize that there are so many things to be thankful for - both tangible and intangible.
2. As the song continues, (During Verse 2) read Psalm 100.
3. Let the song end. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1-2 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.
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 as praise to God we yield;
wheat and tares together sown
are to 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.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
Come Ye Thankful People