We Praise Thee, God, For Harvests Earned

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1 We praise Thee, God, for harvests earned,
The fruits of labor garnered in;
But praise Thee more for soil unturned
From which the yield is yet to win!

2 We praise Thee for the harbor’s lee,
And moorings safe in waters still;
But more for leagues of open sea,
Where favoring gales our canvas fill.

3 We praise Thee for the conflicts won,
For captured strongholds of the foe;
But more for fields whereon the sun
Lights us when we to battle go.

4 We praise Thee for life’s gathered gains,
And blessings in our cup that brim;
But more for pledge of what remains
Past the horizon’s utmost rim!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12988

Author: John Coleman Adams

Adams, John Coleman. (Malden, Massachusetts, October 25, 1849--June 22, 1922, Hartford, Connecticut). Universalist. Son of John Greenleaf Adams. He graduated from Tufts College, A.B., 1870; B.D., 1872; S.T.D., 1888. He held pastorates at Newton, Mass., 1872-1880; Lynn, Mass., 1880-1884; Chicago, Illinois, 1884-1890; Brooklyn, New York, 1890-1901; and Hartford, Conn., 1901-1922. He wrote a few hymns for special occasions, one of which, written in 1911 for a church anniversary, begins "We praise Thee, God, for harvests earned." It was included in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, and in Hymns of the Spirit, 1937. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives  Go to person page >

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First Line: We praise thee, God, for harvests earned
Title: We Praise Thee, God, For Harvests Earned
Author: John Coleman Adams
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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