Sing to the Lord of harvestAuthor: John S. B. Monsell (1866)
Tune: WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN
Published in 90 hymnals
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1 Sing to the Lord of harvest,
Sing songs of love and praise;
With joyful hearts and voices
Your alleluias raise:
By Him the rolling seasons
In fruitful order move;
Sing to the Lord of harvest
A song of happy of love.
2 By Him the clouds drop fatness,
The deserts bloom and spring;
The hills leap up in gladness,
The valleys laugh and sing:
He filleth with His fulness
All things with large increase;
He crowns the year with goodness,
With plenty, and with peace.
3 Heap on His sacred altar
The gifts His goodness gave,
The golden sheaves of harvest,
The souls He died to save:
Your hearts lay down before Him,
When at His feet ye fall,
And with your lives adore Him
Who gave His life for all.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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all st. = Ps. 65:9-13
In simple, vivid language derived from biblical images in the second half of Psalm 65, this text thanks the Lord for the harvest (st. 1-2) and offers to God the harvest of our lives (st. 3). Written by John S. B. Monsell in four stanzas, this text was published in Monsell's Hymns of Love and Praise in 1866.
John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873).
Harvest thanksgiving and similar services; offertory hymn; hymn of dedication; stanza is fitting for dedication of our gifts and our whole lives for kingdom service/missions.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
Sing to the Lord of harvest. J. S. B. Monsell. [Harvest.] Published in the 2nd edition of his Hymns of Love and Praise, 1866, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines and, again, altered to "Sing to the Lord of bounty" in his Parish Hymnal, 1873. Both forms of the text are in common use in Great Britain and America. In his Parish Hymnal, Dr. Monsell appointed this hymn for Rogation Days.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (14)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #641||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John S. B. Monsell||Paul Yeary||184.108.40.206||Luke 10:2||JEWELL||D Major||1991|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #614||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John S. B. Monsell, 1811-75||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Flat Major||1993|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #464||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||J. S. B. Monsell, 1811-75||J. Steurlein, 1546-1613||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||G Major or modal||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #694||Sing to the Lord of harvest||John S. B. Monsell, 1811-1875||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613||188.8.131.52 D||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||B Flat Major||2006|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #46||Sing to the Lord of harvest, Sing songs of love and praise||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||1982|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #398||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John S. B. Monsell||Johann Steurlein||184.108.40.206 D||Psalm 65:9-13; Psalm 65||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Flat Major||2013|
|Lutheran Service Book #893||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John S. B. Monsell, 1811-75||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613; Healey Willan, 1880-1968||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||Psalm 65:9-13; 1 Corinthians 6:20||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||G Major or modal||English||2006|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #458||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John Samuel Bewley Monsell||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||Psalm 65:9-13||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Flat Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #19||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||J. S. B. Monsell||J. Steurlein||188.8.131.52 D||Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:26; Psalm 65:9-13||STEURLEIN||A Major||English||1985|
|Sing Joyfully #593||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John S. B. Monsell||Johann Steurlein; Donald P. Hustad||[Sing to the Lord of harvest]||A Flat Major||English||1989|
|The Worshiping Church #375||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John Samuel Bewley Monsell||Johann Steurlein; Donald P. Hustad||184.108.40.206 D||Acts 14:7; Genesis 8:22; Psalm 65:11; Psalm 67:6; Psalm 126:6||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Flat Major||English||1990|
|Trinity Hymnal #716||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John Samuel Bewley Monsell||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613; Healey Wilan||220.127.116.11 D||Genesis 8:22; Nehemiah 8:12||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Major||English||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #519||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John Samuel Bewley Monsell||Johann Steurlein; Healey Willan||18.104.22.168 D||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||A Major||English||1996|
|Worship and Rejoice #724||Sing to the Lord of harvest||Sing to the Lord of Harvest||John Samuel Bewley Monsell, 1811-1875||Johann Steurlein, 1546-1613||22.214.171.124 D||Psalm 98:8-9; Luke 10:2; Psalm 1:3; Isaiah 35:1; Revelation 7:11; Psalm 95:6; Matthew 9:37; Matthew 5:45; Psalm 148:9; Acts 14:7; Psalm 65:11; Isaiah 55:12; Psalm 126:6; John 4:35; Job 38:31-33; Isaiah 44:23; Genesis 8:22; Isaiah 32:15; Philippians 2:9-11; Psalm 67:6||WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN||E Flat Major||English||2001|