Hymn of harvest

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1 Lord of the harvest, Thee we hail!
Thine ancient promise doth not fail;
The varying seasons haste their round;
With goodness all our years are crowned;
Our thanks we pay,
This holy day,
Oh, let our hearts in tune be found.

2 When spring doth wake the sound of mirth,
When summer warms the fruitful earth,
When autumn yields its ripened grain,
Or winter sweeps the naked plain,
We still do sing
To Thee our King;
Through all their changes Thou dost reign.

3 But chiefly when Thy liberal hand
Bestows new plenty o'er the land,
When sounds of music fill the air,
As homeward all their treasures bear;
We too will raise
Our hymn of praise,
For we Thy common bounties share.

4 Lord of harvest, all is Thine:
The rains that fall, the suns that shine,
The seed once hidden in the ground,
The skill that makes our fruits abound:
New every year,
Thy gifts appear;
New praises from our lips shall sound.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: John Hampden Gurney

Gurney, John Hampden, M.A., eldest son of Sir John Gurney, a Baron of the Exchequer, was born in Serjeants’ Inn, London, Aug. 15, 1802, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1824. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Lutterworth (1827-1844), and subsequently Hector of St. Mary's, Marylebone, and Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral. He died in London, March 8, 1862. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and other religious societies had his cordial sympathy, and received his active support. His publications include several small volumes in prose, and the following:— (1) Church Psalmody; Hints for the improvement of a Collection of Hymns published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of the harvest, Thee we hail!
Title: Hymn of harvest
Author: John Hampden Gurney
Language: English

Tune

CREATION (Haydn)

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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DURA


Barnby's Hymnary, Tune 465


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A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #573
American Lutheran Hymnal #493TextPage Scan
Children's Hymns with Tunes #d83
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #325
Church Hymns with Tunes #279
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #304Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #140TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #140TextPage Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d429
Luther League Hymnal #137Page Scan
Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #195Page Scan
Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d147
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #536Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d236
Sparkling Diamonds #d69
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #809Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d193
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d376
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1237Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892. (Ed. B) #190TextPage Scan
The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892... #190Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #534Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #59Page Scan
The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #190TextPage Scan
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the of our Lord 1892..with music, as used in Trinity Church #190Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #821Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #821Page Scan
The Sarum Hymnal #280
The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #98Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d125
Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #188



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