Thursday, November 24, 2011

Come ye thankful people come

"Fire bush" on our property
As the fire bushes blaze in the fall, so does my heart.  I love fall.  Love the warmth that is the opposite of the falling temperatures here in southern Indiana. 

Thanksgiving brings to mind the words of this old 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 offenses purge away,
Giving 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.

On this Thanksgiving day I think of those that love me and give to me every day.  People who enrich my life.  If you are reading this, count yourself among those people. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Brian Miller said...

i have not heard that hymn in years...most of my immediate family is out in Indiana at my sisters house today...

happy thanksgiving!

ArtyMarti said...

Have a good day. Enjoyed the hymn.

Kris said...

What a beautiful bush! And I too count you among my many blessings Cheryl!!!

Karen said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you! I love fire bushes.. we have a few at This Old House too....

Chatty Crone said...

I love that burning bush - we have them here in GA. I am glad you had a great thanksgiving. sandie

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Ditto kiddo! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family. Blessings, Sandy:O)


It was beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

Joycee said...

Beautiful, touched my heart! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that I count you as a blessing too!

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