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O happy time of reaping, Fields flow with ruddy grain

O happy time of reaping, Fields flow with ruddy grain

Tune: FARMER (J. Farmer)
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1. O happy time of reaping!
Fields glow with ruddy grain,
And we must now be keeping
Our harvest feast again;
With voice of joy and singing,
Our praise to God shall rise,
Who, while the seed was springing,
Rained blessings from the skies.

2. Thine, Father, is the river
That maketh rich the earth;
Thro' Thee, O gracious Giver,
The buried seed had birth:
Thou, on the furrows raining,
Didst make them soft with show'rs,
The thirsty crops maintaining,
Through silent summer hours.

3. The year, by Thee anointed,
Is now with goodness crowned,
Robed in the robes appointed,
With gladness girded round:
We thank Thee for the blessing
Which meets us on our way,
And come, Thy love confessing,
With happy hearts today.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #349

Text Information

First Line: O happy time of reaping, Fields flow with ruddy grain
Copyright: Public Domain


FARMER (J. Farmer)

The tune FARMER is marked by dramatically ascending melodic phrases and energetic rhythms in its opening lines. Sing in harmony throughout, possibly reserving unison for the third stanza. Use solid organ accompaniment; accompany with brass if possible. Presumably, the source of FARMER is John Farmer…

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Elmhurst Hymnal #297

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d297

Hymns for Today #d167

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #7

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d364

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The New Christian Hymnal #349

Treasure Songs for Schools and Churches #d161

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Williston Hymns #30

Worship and Song #d174

Worship and Song Edition B #ad174

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #248

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