According to an online website specializing in hymns, *Come ye thankful people come* appears in 608 hymnals. On the one hand it's a song of gratitude to the Lord for the food provided in this year's harvest. Yet the references to Mark 4:26-29 and Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43, also call for a hastening of God's final harvest."We are apt to judge God by ourselves, and to imagine that because we change, He must."Christians have their treasures in such a high place, even in God, that no thief can rob them; and they are sure to have enough in God.It will add to our appreciation of this hymn to know that on a certain occasion it was used most impressively in the South Sea Isles.In the great Reformation of the 16th Century, Melanchthon stands next to Luther alone. Yet he is unknown to many intelligent Christians.