1 Fair waved the golden corn
In Canaan's pleasant land,
When, full of joy, some shining morn,
Went forth the reaper-band.
2 To God, so good and great,
Their cheerful thanks they pour;
Then carry to His temple-gate
The choicest of their store.
3 Like Israel, Lord, we give
Our earliest fruits to Thee,
And pray that, long as we shall live,
We may Thy children be.
4 Thine i sour youthful prime,
And life and all its powers;
Be with us in our morning time,
And bless our evening hours.
5 In wisdom let us grow,
As years and strength are given,
That we may serve Thy Church below,
And join Thy saints in heaven.
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
Fair waved the golden corn. J. H. Gurney. [Dedication of First Fruits.] This application of the "First Fruits " as a hymn of prayer and praise for Children appeared in the author's Marylebone Psalms & Hymns, 1851, No. 38, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and not in his Lutterworth Collection of Hymns, 1838, as sometimes stated. It has attained to great popularity, and is found, generally unaltered, in most of the leading modern hymn-books. Bingham, in his Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871, has rendered it into Latin as "Pulchrius in Judae campis crepitante susurro."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #158||Fair waved the golden corn||Fair waved the golden corn||2000|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #116||Fair waved the golden corn||126.96.36.199||1996|