Fair waved the golden cornAuthor: John Hampden Gurney
Published in 48 hymnals
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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 is our 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.
Source: The New English Hymnal #260
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)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and 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||Fair waved the golden corn||SM||1996|
|Small Church Music #3564||Holyrood||Fair waved the golden corn||HOLYROOD||John Hampden Gurney||220.127.116.11|
|Small Church Music #5392||Selma||Fair waved the golden corn||SELMA||John Hampden Gurney||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1668||Fair Waved the Golden Corn||Fair waved the golden corn||SELMA||John H. Gurney||SM||<cite>Marylebone Collection</cite>, 1851|
|The New English Hymnal #260||Fair waved the golden corn||Fair waved the golden corn||HOLYROOD||John Hampden Gurney, 1802-62||SM||1986||Times and Seasons | Harvest|