Nursery Rhymes

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness; God hath brought forth Israel into joy from sadness" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" hymn were written by its English author Henry Alford. The author of the hymn, Henry Alford, was born on October 7, 1810 and died on January 12, 1871. The sublime music that accompanies the "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" song of praise was composed by George Job Elvey The composer of the music to the "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" hymn, George Job Elvey, was born on March 27, 1816 and died on December 9, 1893. We have placed "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" in the category of Easter Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Hymn
Title: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come *** Name of Composer: George Job Elvey *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Henry Alford *** Hymns Category: Easter Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" lyrics, Henry Alford (October 7, 1810-January 12, 1871), was born in Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England and achieved fame as a Scholar, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and Hymn writer.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Lyrics

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought forth Israel into joy from sadness;
Loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke Jacob's sons and daughters,
Led them with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters.

'Tis the spring of souls today; Christ has burst His prison,
And from three days' sleep in death as a sun hath risen;
All the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
From His light, to Whom we give laud and praise undying.

Now the queen of seasons, bright with the day of splendor,
With the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render;
Comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection
Welcomes in unwearied strains Jesus' resurrection.

Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb's dark portal,
Nor the watchers, nor the seal hold Thee as a mortal;
But today amidst the twelve Thou didst stand, bestowing
That Thy peace which evermore passeth human knowing.

"Alleluia!" now we cry to our King immortal,
Who, triumphant, burst the bars of the tomb's dark portal;
"Alleluia!" with the Son, God the Father praising,
"Alleluia!" yet again to the Spirit raising.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come", George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816-December 9, 1893), was born in Canterbury, England and became famous as a Presbyterian composer and musician. and Church organist at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Elvey was knighted in 1871 for his Festival March, played at the wedding of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll who was a daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert..

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henry Alford (October 7, 1810 to January 12, 1871)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816 to December 9, 1893)
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness; God hath brought forth Israel into joy from sadness"
First Publication Date: 1844

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