Thursday, November 3, 2011

12 Tags of Fall #2 - 2011

Tag #2 from my friend Nancy's 12 Tags of Fall Challenge. Again, I followed the techniques she used and used things I had in my stash.

I love this hymn. And as with each tag, I want to post something for which I am grateful. Today I am thankful for God's abundant provision. He has faithfully provided for me and my family through some very difficult times. It is so easy to feel sorry for yourself or to complain about our struggles, but in reality, when we take a moment and begin the thank God for His provisions, it is humbling to see how He meets our needs in a myriad of amazing ways.

I'm making two of each tag so that I can send one to my sister, so that in the end, she has 12 tags of Fall to use for decorating and also as a reminder of God's faithfulness.

        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 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.

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