|Caertain Hymns - Bill's Blotter|
|Monday, 22 November 2010 20:09|
There are certain hymns/choruses that get "pigeon-holed" into specific times of the year. For instance, no one sings "Away in a Manger" in July: it’s a Christmas song! The same fate is assigned to a hymn written by Henry Alford back in the 1800's.
The hymn is called "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come." This song is sung almost exclusively at Thanksgiving---because it talks about "harvest". That is a shame, because the hymn has some really great theology attached to it. Another reason people shy away from this hymn is that they don't like to tune. Fine. We'll take the tune away. Just pay attention to the words. Let them soak in. And have a happy Thanksgiving.
See you soon!
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Hymn
Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
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