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Earth below is teeming

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1 Earth below is teeming,
Heav’n is bright above;
Ev’ry brow is beaming
In the light of love;
Ev’ry eye rejoices,
Ev’ry thought is praise:
Happy hearts and voices
Gladden nights and days.

O Almighty Giver!
Bountiful and free,
As the joy in harvest
Joy we before thee.

2 For the sun and showers,
For the rain and dew,
For the happy hours
Spring and Summer knew;
For the golden Autumn
And its precious stores,
For the love that brought them
Teeming to our doors. [Refrain]

3 Earth’s broad harvest whitens
In a brighter sun
Than the orb that lightens
All we tread upon;
Send our lab’rers, Father!
Where fields rip’ning wave,
And the nations gather,
Gather in and save. [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #581

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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First Line: Earth below is teeming
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Refrain First Line: O almighty Giver, bountiful and free


Earth below is teeming, heaven is bright above. J. S. B. Monsell. [Harvest.] In his Hymns of Love and Praise, &c, 1863, this hymn is given in 4 stanzas of 8 lines and a chorus. It is based upon the words, "They joy before Thee, according to the joy in harvest." For his Parish Hymnal, 1873, No. 197, stanzas iii. and iv. were partly rewritten, and materially improved. In Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872. No, §51, the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, the American Laudes Domini, 1884, the 1863 text is followed, Monsell's later text being apparently unknown to the compilers. --John Julian Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Book of Common Praise #d109
Christian Hymnal #d90
Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d80
Christian Worship: a hymnal #596
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #581TextAudioPage Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d139
Gloria in Excelsis #d78
Heart and Voice #d51
Heart and Voice #d52
Hosanna for the Sunday School #157Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #286Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #286Page Scan
Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d45
Hymns for the Church #405Page Scan
Hymns for the King's Children #d16
Hymns of the Rural Spirit #d17
Hymns of Worship and Service #d98
Hymns of Worship and Service #468Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #468Page Scan
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #740Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d50
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #1165Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #774Page Scan
Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d58
Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d102
Songs of Work and Worship #d22
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #811Page Scan
The Book of Common Praise #d113
The Carol #d45
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #888Page Scan
The Church School Hymnal #248Page Scan
The Dominion Hymnal #d51
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d122
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #774Page Scan
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #966
The New Children's Hymnal #d58
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #255Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #255AudioPage Scan
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