Sing to the Lord of harvest

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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 love.

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 fullness
all things with large increase, 
he crowns the year with goodness, 
with plenty, and with peace.

Heap on his sacred altar 
the gifts his goodness gave, 
the golden sheaves of harvest, 
the souls Christ died to save. 
Your hearts lay down before him 
when at his feet you fall, 
and with your lives adore him 
who gave his life for all.

To God the great creator, 
who made us "very good," 
to Christ, who, when we wandered, 
restored us with his blood, 
and to the Holy Spirit, who doth upon us pour 
refreshing dews and sunshine, 
be praise forevermore.

#98 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  John S.B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1866, alt.
   Tune:  Johann Steurlein (Wie Lieblich ist der Maien) for brief bio, see #576 on this page

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