Joyful Harts Music Library
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
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.