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650 GERMANY L. M.
1 Great God, we sing that might-y hand By which sup- port- ed still we stand;
The ope-ning year Thy mercy shows; That mercy crowns it till it close. AMEN.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
651 (ST. AUSTELL) 184.108.40.206. 1 For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Faithful through another year, Hear our song of thankfulness; Father, and Redeemer, hear.
2 Lo! our sins on Thee we cast,
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice; And, forgetting all the past,
Press towards our glorious prize.
Wm. Gardiner's "Sacred Melodies," 1815
3 Dark the future; let Thy light
Guide us, Bright and Morning Star: Fierce our foes, and hard the fight; Arm us, Saviour, for the war.
89 O God, the Rock of Ages. 117 Our God, our Help in ages past. 138 Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place. 517 Lord, it belongs not to my care.
4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
Thou art our Joy, and Thou our Rest;
5 When death shall interrupt these songs,
4 In our weakness and distress,
Rock of strength, be Thou our Stay; In the pathless wilderness
Be our true and living Way.
5 Keep us faithful, keep us pure,
Keep us evermore Thine own;
Fit us for the promised crown.
6 So within Thy palace gate
We shall praise, on golden strings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings.
The following Hymns are also suitable:
533 O God of Bethel, by whose hand.
(See also HORTON, No. 570)
Arthur H. Brown, 1876
Hear our song of thank - ful-ness; Father, and Re-deem - er, hear. A-MEN.
653 GREENLAND 220.127.116.11.D.
1 Sing to the Lord of har vest, Sing songs of love
Arr. from J. Michael Haydn in B. Jacob's "National Psalmody," 1819
ces Your Al 'le
In fruit ful
or der move;
Your hearts lay down before Him,
4 To God the gracious Father,
Who doth upon us pour
Rev. John S. B. Monsell, 1866
GOLDEN SHEAVES 18.104.22.168.D.
1 To Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise In hymns of
2 And now, on this our festal day, Thy bounteous hand confessing, Upon Thine altar, Lord, we lay
The first-fruits of Thy blessing: By Thee the souls of men are fed
With gifts of grace supernal; Thou who dost give us daily
Give us the Bread eternal.
3 We bear the burden of the day,
Sir Arthur Sullivan, 1874
dorn, The hills with joy
The val-leys stand so thick with corn That even they are singing.
ra - tion,
ring - ing,
A - MEN.
May we, the angel-reaping o'er,
4 O blessed is that land of God Where saints abide for ever, Where golden fields spread fair and broad,
Where flows the crystal river:
With ours to-day are blending;
gath - ered in,
doth pro - vide
2 All the world is God's own field,
3 For the Lord our God shall come, And shall take His harvest home; From His field shall in that day All offences purge away;
Sir George J. Elvey, 1859
of harvest - home:
Ere the win - ter storms begin;
our wants to
Come to God's own tem- ple, come, Raise the song of har-vest-home. A-MEN.
Give His angels charge at last In the fire the tares to cast, But the fruitful ears to store In His garner evermore.
4 Even so, Lord, quickly come
Rev. Henry Allord, 1844 (Text of 1867)