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519. Sing to the Lord of Harvest

1 Sing to the Lord of harvest,
sing songs of love and praise,
with joyful hearts and voices
your hallelujahs raise;
by whom the rolling seasons
in fruitful order move;
sing to the Lord of harvest
a joyous song of love.

2 God makes the clouds drop fatness,
the deserts bloom and spring,
the hills leap up in gladness,
the valleys laugh and sing.
God fills them all with fullness,
all things with large increase;
and crowns the year with goodness,
with plenty and with peace.

3 Bring to this sacred altar
all things God's goodness gave,
the golden sheaves of harvest,
the souls Christ died to save:
your hearts lay down before him
when at his feet you fall,
and with your lives adore him
who gave his life for all.

Text Information
First Line: Sing to the Lord of harvest
Title: Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Author: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1866, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: The Church at Worship: Special Days, Seasons, Occasions: Thanksgiving; God: Providence; Harvest (8 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune: MORNING LIGHT
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Steurlein (1575)
Harmonizer: Healey Willan (1958)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: A Major
Copyright: Harmony copyright © 1969 Concordia Publishing House.

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