Friday, September 13, 2013

Sing to the Lord of Harvest


"My" new choir sang this song for me this week.  They did a wonderful job, picking up the various parts right away.  I haven't heard anything so lovely in a while.  XO  

The fourth verse is not in the LSB (Lutheran Service Book), but it is also good.
(Public Domain)


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 joyous song of 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.
Bring to 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 you fall,
And with your lives adore Him,
Who gave His life for all.
To God, the gracious Father,
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
His blessèd dews and sunshine,
Be praise forevermore!


3 comments:

Ruth Strand said...

I remember singing this in choir at Bible School. We all chuckled at the "fatness" line. Not your typical usage of the term.

Ruth said...

:)

Brigitte said...

It makes me think of the "fatted" calves that have been enjoyed such as when the Prodigal returned to his Father.