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Words: Henry Alford (1810-1871)
Music: George J. Elvey (1816-1893)

Come, Ye Thankful People Come

D G D Come, ye thankful people, come, G D Raise the song of harvest home! G A7 D All is safely gathered in, E7 A7 Ere the winter storms begin. D God our Maker doth provide D7 G For our wants to be supplied; B7 Em A D Come to God's own temple, come, G D A7 D Raise the song of harvest home. All the world is God's own field, Fruit as praise to God we yield; Wheat and tares together sown Are to 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 the harvest home; From the 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 the 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 presence to abide; Come, with all Thine angels, come, Raise the glorious harvest home.

Alternative arangement

 D         A       Bm A    D
Come, ye thankful people, come,
 D         A      Bm  Em   F#
Raise the song of harvest home!
Bm      Em     A       D
All is safely gathered in,
 D  E7   A      E        A
Ere the winter storms begin.
 A             D
God our Maker doth provide
 D      D7       G
For our wants to be supplied;
 B      Em         A       D
Come to God's own temple, come,
 G        D/F# Bm  A       D
Raise the song of harvest home.

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