We Praise Thee, God, For Harvests Earned

We praise thee, God, for harvests earned

Author: John Coleman Adams
Tune: WALTHAM (Calkin)
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Our praise we give for harvests earned,
the fruits of labor garnered in;
but praise we more the soil unturned
from which the yield is yet to win.

2 Our praise we give for harbor’s lee,
for moorings safe in waters still;
but more the leagues of open sea,
where favoring gales our canvas fill.

3 Our praise we give for journey’s end,
the inn, all warmth and light and cheer;
but more for length’ning roads that wend
through dust and heat and hilltops clear.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #294

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
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


WALTHAM (Calkin)



Percy C. Buck (b. West Ham, Essex, England, 1871; d. Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England, 1947), director of music at the well-known British boys' academy Harrow School, wrote GONFALON ROYAL for “The royal banners forward go” (gonfalon is an ancient Anglo-Norman word meaning banner). Buck publi…

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