Music

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

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 offenses 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.

Even so, Lord, quickly come,
Bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.

-Henry Alford

Music, Websites

Free SDA Scripture Song Sheet Music Resource

The benefits of memorizing scripture are immeasurable.   One way to learn new verses is to sing  scripture songs. Wayne Hooper’s Sing A Bible Verse is great resource for learning new scripture songs.   Sing A Bible Verse is free printable sheet music for more than 300 original scripture songs.

If you don’t have a musician in your home, you can find the CDs for these songs at Children’s Ministry Place. The CDs are also available at AdventSource.