1 Now join we to praise the creator,
Our voices in worship and song;
We stand to recall with thanksgiving
That to God all seasons belong.
2 We thank you, O God, for your goodness,
For the joy and abundance of crops,
For food that is stored in our larders,
For all we can buy in the shops.
3 But also of need and starvation
We sing with concern and despair,
Of skills that are used for destruction,
Of land that is burnt and laid bare.
4 We cry for the plight of the hungry
While harvest are left on the field,
For orchards neglected and wasting,
For produce from markets withheld.
5 The song grows in depth and in wideness;
The earth and its people are one.
There can be no thanks without giving,
No words without deeds that are done.
6 Then teach us, O Lord of the harvest,
To be humble in all that we claim;
To share what we have with the nations,
To care for the world in your name.
Source: Gather Comprehensive #720
|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #481||Now join we, to praise the Creator||Now join we, to praise the Creator||2000|
|Gather Comprehensive #720||Now join we to praise the creator||Now Join We to Praise the Creator||Fred Kaan, b. 1929||Geoffrey Laycock, b. 1927||18.104.22.168||Genesis 8:22; 2 Corinthians 9:10-14; 1 John 4:20-21||HARVEST||F Major or modal||English||1994|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #500||Now join we, to praise the Creator||1983|