263. Praise to God, Immortal Praise

1 Praise to God, immortal praise,
for the love that crowns our days;
bounteous Source of every joy,
let thy praise our tongues employ:

2 for the blessings of the fields,
for the stores the garden yields,
flocks that whiten all the plain;
yellow sheaves of ripened grain,

3 all that spring with bounteous hand
scatters o'er the smiling land,
all that liberal autumn pours
from its rich o'erflowing stores.

4 These, to thee, O God, we owe,
Source whence all our blessings flow;
and for these our souls shall raise
grateful vows and solemn praise.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to God, immortal praise
Title: Praise to God, Immortal Praise
Author: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 8; Psalm 65; Psalm 67; Psalm 104; Joel 2:18-32
Topic: Rogation Days; Harvest Thanksgiving
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Pierre de Corbeil (?-1222)
Adapter: Richard Redhead (1820-1901)
Harmonizer: Derek Holman (1931-)
Meter: 77 77
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French (13th cent.)
Copyright: Harm. © Derek Holman

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