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Come, Ye Thankful People, ComeThe Baptist Hymnal No. 637
Text: Henry Alford
Music: George J. Elvey
Tune: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR Meter: 188.8.131.52.D
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1. 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. 2. We ourselves are 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. 3. For the Lord our God shall come, And shall take His harvest home; From His field shall purge away All that doth offend that day; Give His angels charge at last In the fire the tares to cast; But the fruitful ears to store In His garner evermore. 4. 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 presence to abide; Come, with all Thine angels, come, Raise the glorious harvest home.
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