Lord of the harvest

Lord of the harvest, it is right and meet

Author: S. J. Stone
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Lord of the harvest, it is right and meet,
That we should lay oblations at Thy feet,
With joyful Alleluia!

2 Sweet is the praise that follows toil and prayer;
Sweet is the worship what with heaven we share,
Who sing the Alleluia!

3 We toiled and prayed and Thou hast heard on high;
Hast cheered our hearts and changed our suppliant cry
To festal Alleluia!

4 So sing we now in tune with that great song,
That all the age of ages shall prolong,
The endless Alleluia!

5 To Thee, O Lord of harvest, Who hast heard,
And to Thy white-robed reapers given the word,
We sing our Alleluia!

6 O Christ, Who in the wide world's fallow lea,
Hast sown in blood the precious seed, to Thee
We sing our Alleluia!

7 To Thee, O Holy Ghost, Whose gracious rain
And living breath hast fed the ghostly grain,
We sing our Alleluia!

8 Yea, West and East, the Harvest men went forth;
"We come" has sounded to the South and North.
At morn sing Alleluia!

9 In fields of home, in fields the far away,
Toilers for Jesus hail the golden day.
At morn sing Alleluia!

10 The winds of God have blown with living breath,
His dews have fallen on the plains of death.
At eve sing Alleluia!

11 Yea, for sweet hope fulfilled, new hope begun,
Sing Alleluia to the Three in One,
Adoring Alleluia!

12 Glory to God! the Church in patience cries;
Glory to God! the Church in bliss replies,
With endless Alleluia!


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

Author: S. J. Stone

Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900 --Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of the harvest, it is right and meet
Title: Lord of the harvest
Author: S. J. Stone
Meter: 10.10.7
Language: English



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