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Come, Sing a Song of Harvest

Representative Text

1 Come, sing a song of harvest,
Of thanks for daily food!
to offer God the firstfruits
Is old as gratitude.

2 Shall we, sometimes forgetful
Of where creation starts,
View science as our savior,
Lose wonder from our hearts?

3 May God, the great Creator,
To whom all life belongs,
Accept these gifts we offer,
Our service and our songs.

4 And lest the world go hungry
While we ourselves are fed,
Make each of us more ready
To share our daily bread.

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Author: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, sing a song of harvest
Title: Come, Sing a Song of Harvest
Author: Fred Pratt Green (1976; alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1976 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Tune

CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN

Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist me in Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided tw…

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Chalice Hymnal #719

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #558

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