Now sing we a song for the harvest

Now sing we a song for the harvest

Author: John White Chadwick
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Now sing we a song for the harvest,
Thanksgiving and honor and praise,
For all that the bountiful Giver
Hath given to gladden our days;

2 For grasses of upland and lowland,
For fruits of the garden and field,
For gold which the mine and the prairie
To delver and husbandman yield.

3 And thanks for the harvest of beauty,
For that which the hands cannot hold,
The harvest eyes only can gather,
And only our hearts can enfold:

4 We reap it on mountain and moorland,
We glean it from meadow and lea,
We garner it in from the cloud-land,
We bind it in sheaves from the sea.

5 But now we sing deeper and higher,
Of harvests that eye cannot see;
They ripen on mountains of duty
Are reaped by the brave and the free.

6 O Thou who art Lord of the harvest,
The Giver who gladdens our days,
Our hearts are forever repeating
Thanksgiving and honor, and praise.

Source: Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #100

Author: John White Chadwick

Chadwick, John White, was born at Marblehead, Mass., U.S., Oct. 19, 1840; graduated at the Cambridge Divinity School, July 19, 1864, and ordained minister of the Second Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1864. A frequent contributor to the Christian Examiner; The Radical; Old and New; Harper's Magazine; and has published many poems in American periodicals. His hymn on Unity, "Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round," was written for the graduating class of the Divinity School, Cambridge, June 19, 1864. It is in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. It is a hymn of superior merit. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now sing we a song for the harvest
Author: John White Chadwick

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Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
American Junior Church School Hymnal #d116
Christian Song #d211
Church Hymns and Tunes #622Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d351
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #100TextPage Scan
Fellowship Hymns #d182
Hymnal for American Youth #285Page Scan
Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d276
Hymns for the Living Age #d268
Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d153
Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #262Page Scan
Junior Church School Hymnal #d96
Junior Youth Hymnal #d116
Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d166
Primary and Junior Hymnal #d48
Services and Songs for use in the Junior Department of the Church School #d49
Singing Worship with Boys and Girls #d59
The Beacon Song and Service book #185
The Book of Praise #690
The Century Hymnal #384Page Scan
The Church School Hymnal for Youth #d199
The Pilgrim Hymnal #465Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #597Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #487Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #487Page Scan
The School Hymnal: a book of worship for young people #268Page Scan
The St. Alban Hymnal #d268
Treasure Songs for Schools and Churches #d150
Worship and Song #d161
Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #250AudioPage Scan
Youth Hymnal #d117



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