Tag Archives: Hymns

Sabbath Rest – Come, Ye Thankful People Come

As we begin Thanksgiving week, it seemed only right to looks up some classic Thanksgiving hymns. This one was first published in 1849! This is a beautiful a cappella arrangement by Ben Everson.

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.

For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offenses purge away;
Give His 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.

Sabbath Rest – Great is Thy Faithfulness

Oh, how we need to be reminded these days that our LORD’s faithfulness is never ending – and that His mercies are new every morning.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23


(Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Neville D, Loyiso & Adam Barnard)

“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” Lord, unto me!

Sabbath Rest – Hymns through the Centuries

I came across this video a bit ago and thought it was an interesting description of “The Evolution of Worship Music”.  And some amazing a cappella singing to boot! It’s a bit different from my usual “Sabbath Rest” offering, but I hope you enjoy it!

By David Wesley

SONG LIST-

c. 560 (Original Old Irish poem) – Be Thou My Vision (Dallan Forgaill)
1225 (original poem) All Creatures of Our God and King (St. Francis of Assisi)
1529 – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Martin Luther)
1668 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Joachim Neander)
1779 – Amazing Grace (John Newton, Edwin Excell)
1863 – The Solid Rock (Edward Mote / William Bradbury)
1922 – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Lemmel)
1939 – Victory in Jesus (E.M. Bartlett)
1952 – Burdens are Lifted at Calvary (John M. Moore)
1969 – Pass It On (Kurt Kaiser)
1978 – Soon and Very Soon (Andraé Crouch)
1988 – Awesome God (Rich Mullins)
1993 – Shout to the Lord (Darlene Zschech)
1998 – Trading My Sorrows (Darrell Evans)
2000 – God of Wonders (Marc Byrd & Steve Hindalong)
2004 – Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)
2010 – One Thing Remains (Brian Johnson, Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle)
2012 – Oceans (Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Ligthelm)
2014 – Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)
2015 – Lion and the Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
2017 – Do It Again (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, Steven Furtick)