The Surprising Origins of Two Thanksgiving Hymns

It is true that “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” (1844) has overtones of joy at harvest time. In Stanza 1, the people are exhorted to sing in thankfulness for the harvest “safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin” since “doth provide for our wants to be supplied.” However, the reference to a joyful harvest time ends here. In the next three stanzas, the theme unexpectedly shifts to Jesus’ Parable of the Wheat and Weeds (Matthew 13).

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Turkey, Football and Thanksgiving Day

  Scripture Readings: Psalm 136:1-26 • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 November 23, 2014 • KSYC 103.9FM (Yreka, CA) • Download this devotional (PDF) Hello, and welcome to another edition of our Sunday Focus on the Bible. My name is Nollie Malabuyo, Pastor of Big Springs Community Church in Montague. Today, we take a break from our study of Biblical mountains. Instead, we will meditate on a holiday that is dear to the hearts of all Americans: Thanksgiving Day. Let’s go back some 400 years ago, in Plymouth, England. A group of 102 men, women and…

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