"Harvest-Home" is part of my upcoming full-length album CAUGHT UP IN CLOUDS and I thought today would be a good day to release it, because it's a harvest hymn.
It's one we sing at my church around harvest time, Thanksgiving. But it's a good song for anytime. The lyrics are beautiful: it starts as a thanksgiving hymn for a full harvest, then becomes a prayer to the Lord for another kind of harvest — a harvest of souls. We must understand that God alone can produce fruit in his field. The Lord of the harvest is coming soon, may we be a thanksgiving feast fit for him.
The guitar I'm using in the recording is my father's classical. He's had it since I was little and it still plays beautifully! Also, the artwork for the single is by my wife, Abi. She's an amazing artist.
Lyrics: Henry Alford
Music: George J. Elvey
Vocals & classical guitar: Jebi Koilpillai
Artwork: Abi Koilpillai