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Lord of the harvest time

Come with a song, hasten along

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Come with a song, hasten along]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come with a song, hasten along,
Lifting a joyful voice;
Let the wood ring, carol and sing,
While the hills and vales rejoice.
For harvest is here, time of good cheer,
Fields their wealth display;
Gratitude raise, worship and praise,
Praise for the harvest today.

Thanks be to God for his bountiful care,
Mercy holding us, love enfolding us ev’rywhere;
Thanks be to God for his wisdom sublime;
Praise him, praise him, the Lord of the harvest time.

2 Blossom and leaf, ripening sheaf,
Ever attest his pow’r;
Fruitage and grain, sunshine and rain,
Work his will each day and hour.
The summer goes by, harvest draws nigh,
With its rich display,
Festival dear, crowning the year,
Bringing our harvest today. [Refrain]

3 Sing and rejoice, join ev’ry voice,
Anthems of gladness raise;
Honor his name, loudly proclaim,
To our Lord be thankful praise,
For blessing and cheer, all thro’ the year,
Scattered on our way,
Proofs of his love, sent from above,
Sent for our harvest today. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #130

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come with a song, hasten along
Title: Lord of the harvest time
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Thanks be to God for his bountiful
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