Wings As Eagles: Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We are spending this Thanksgiving weekend with Krissa in Alabama and are excited about spending time with her! :) I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful as well!

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.


  1. What a wonderful post, Serena! I was thinking along these very same lines last night. I was laying in bed thinking about the fact that it was Thanksgiving Eve, and thinking about all that I have to be thankful for. I decided of all my many blessings, I am by far the most thankful for the promise that our Saviour will soon return. It was a most wonderful thought to consider while drifting off to sleep!

  2. So, true, Linda! This is one of my favorite hymns to sing as well as play on the piano. :)

  3. Thank you very much for your very kind comments on my blog! I have the day off from work today, so I spent a leisurely hour on the sofa reading the Scriptures and came across one that reminded me of your wonderful blog entry. 2 Timothy 4:8 promises a *special crown* to "all who have loved His coming". It is wonderful to contemplate!

  4. I like this song also.

    I did not know you played the piano, Serena.

  5. I took lessons for 6 years, but haven't played in several years and cannot play nearly as well as Jena. But this was one of my favorite hymns to play.


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