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

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Earth below is teeming
Title: Earth Below is Teeming
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Refrain First Line: O almighty Giver, bountiful and free
Copyright: Public Domain


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 #596

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Gloria Deo #581

Gloria in Excelsis #d139

Gloria in Excelsis #d78

Heart and Voice #d51

Heart and Voice #d52

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Heart and Voice #199

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #157

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #286

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d45

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Hymns for the Church #405

Hymns for the King's Children #d16

Hymns of the Rural Spirit #d17

Hymns of Worship and Service #d98

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Hymns of Worship and Service #468

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #468

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Hymns of Worship and Service #468

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In Excelsis #740

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In Excelsis #a740

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d50

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Laudes Domini #1165

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #774

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #289

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d102

Songs of Work and Worship #d22

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Sursum Corda #811

The Book of Common Praise #d113

The Carol #d45

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The Church Hymnary #888

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The Church School Hymnal #248

The Dominion Hymnal #d51

The Friends' Hymnal #d122

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a581

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #966

The New Children's Hymnal #d58

The Praise Hymnal #255

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The Sunday School Hymnal #255

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The Sunday School Hymnal #255

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