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!



8 comments:

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)

TARYTERRE said...

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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