Nursery Rhymes

Lord of the Harvest

Lord of the Harvest Lyrics and Music

The illuminating words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Lord of the harvest, once again, We thank Thee for the ripened grain" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Lord of the Harvest" hymn were written by its English author Charles Wesley. The author of the hymn, Charles Wesley, was born on December 18, 1707 and died on March 29, 1788. The tender music that accompanies the "Lord of the Harvest" song of praise was composed by Samuel Howard The composer of the music to the "Lord of the Harvest" hymn, Samuel Howard, was born on 1710 and died on July 13, 1782. We have placed "Lord of the Harvest" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the rousing lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Lord of the Harvest Hymn
Title: Lord of the Harvest *** Name of Composer: Samuel Howard *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Charles Wesley *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Lord of the Harvest" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.

Lord of the Harvest Lyrics

Lord of the harvest, once again,
We thank Thee for the ripened grain;
For crops safe carried, sent to cheer
Thy servants through another year;
For all sweet holy thoughts supplied
By seed time, and by harvest tide.

The bare dead grain, in autumn sown,
Its robe of vernal green it puts on;
Glad from its wintry grave it springs,
Fresh garnished by the King of kings;
So, Lord, to those who sleep in Thee
Shall new and glorious bodies be.

Nor vainly of Thy Word we ask
A lesson from the reaper's task:
So shall Thine angels issue forth:
The tares be burnt; the just of earth,
To wind and storm exposed no more,
Be gathered to their Father's store.

Daily, O Lord, our prayers be said,
As Thou hast taught, for daily bread;
But not alone our bodies feed,
Supply our fainting spirits' need:
O Bread of life, from day to day
Be Thou their Comfort, Food, and Stay.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Lord of the Harvest", Samuel Howard (1710-July 13, 1782), was born in London, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lord of the Harvest
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Samuel Howard (1710 to July 13, 1782)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Lord of the harvest, once again, We thank Thee for the ripened grain"
First Publication Date: 1742

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