How close and tender the love which the Lord bears to his people! Nothing is so mean as to be overlooked by the providence of God; and scarcely anything is so minute as not to be capable of either injuring or profiting the soul.'This is a hymn written before 1913 by Kate B. Wilkinson based on Philippians 2:5: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." May the words be true for you today. God bless you.'"There is nothing more difficult, these times, than to keep the Church out of politics. And this difficulty is intensified where a Christian principle is at stake... This is not the Church's work: it is the province of the Church to knock at men's hearts and get the name of God written there – written there by the blood of the New Covenant..."Follow him as the Friend of sinners, who heals the broken in heart, and gives rest to weary souls, and casts out none that come unto him."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.