The corn is ripe for reaping

The corn is ripe for reaping

Author: J. Hubert Farmer
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 The corn is ripe for 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, whilst the seed was springing,
Rain'd blessings from the skies.

2 Thine, Father, is the river
That maketh rich and earth;
Through 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 heart to-day.

4 But whilst our lips are praising,
Our lives to Thee belong;
With them we would be raising
A nobler, sweeter song;
One that may sound for ever,
Whilst earth's great Harvest speeds,
A song of high endeavour
Rung out in earnest deeds


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #127

Author: J. Hubert Farmer

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First Line: The corn is ripe for reaping
Author: J. Hubert 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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Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d222
Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #263Page Scan
Junior Youth Hymnal #d167
Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d249
School Carols #d283
Select Songs for School and Home #d136
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #543Page Scan
Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #d167
Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #193Page Scan
The Carol #d183
The Church School Hymnal #251Page Scan
The Praise Hymnary: a collection of sacred song #431Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #297Page Scan
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d151
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #127TextPage Scan
Youth Hymnal #d167
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