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Harvest Song

Look abroad over the fields of the nation

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [Look abroad over the fields of the nation]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Look abroad o'er the fields of the nation,
See the bounty that gladdens the land,
Raise your voice in the great convocation;
Praise the Lord for the work of his hand.

Praise his name, with a song,
For the gifts of his love, full and free;
Praise his name, with a song,
For the Lord of the harvest is He!

2 For the corn and the grain that we gather,
For the fruit of the field and the vine,
We will thank thee, Oh, bountiful Father,
For the earth and its fullness are thine. [Refrain]

3 With the boughs of the trees, in their glory
We will gladden the house of the Lord,
And remember the beautiful story,
Of the festival days of his word. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #103

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look abroad over the fields of the nation
Title: Harvest Song
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise His name with a song
Copyright: Public Domain



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Light and Life #103

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Prayer and Praise #369

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