“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

In choosing songs for our Sunday service coming this weekend, I was reminded of a post by my friend Ryan Martin in which he parses Henry Alford’s “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.”  I commend it to your reading.  It is probably the only song we regularly sing that speaks (albeit indirectly) of God casting the wicked into hell: “From His field shall in that day / All offenses purge away; / Give His angels charge at last / In the fire the tares to cast” (cf. Mt 13:30, 39-42).

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

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