9511. To Praise The Ever Bounteous Lord

1 To praise the ever bounteous Lord,
My soul, wake all thy powers;
He calls, and at His voice come forth
The smiling harvest hours.

2 His covenant with the earth He keeps;
My tongue His goodness sing:
Summer and winter know their time,
His harvest crowns the spring.

3 Well pleased the toiling swains behold
The waving yellow crop:
With joy they bear the sheaves away,
And sow again in hope.

4 Thus teach me, gracious God, to sow
The seeds of righteousness:
Smile on my soul, and with Thy beams
The ripening harvest bless.

5 Then in the last great harvest I
Shall reap a glorious crop:
The harvest shall by far exceed
What I have sowed in hope.

Text Information
First Line: To praise the ever bounteous Lord
Title: To Praise The Ever Bounteous Lord
Author: John Needham
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Devotional and Moral on Various Subjects (Bristol, England: S. Farley, 1768)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William Havergal (1847)
Adapter: Lowell Mason (1850)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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