Tune: ST GEORGE'S WINDSOR

Composer: George Elvey, 1858

Author: Henry Alford, 1844

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VERSE 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.

VERSE 2:
All the world is God's own field,
fruit in thankful 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.

VERSE 3:
For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home;
from the field shall in that day
all offenses purge away,
give the angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast;
but the fruitful ears to store
in God's temple evermore.

VERSE 4:
Even so, Lord, quickly come,
to 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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Key: F

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