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 >

Text Information

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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Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d80

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In Excelsis #740

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

Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d58

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d102

Songs of Work and Worship #d22

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The Book of Common Praise #d113

The Carol #d45

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The Church Hymnary #888

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The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #966

The New Children's Hymnal #d58

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