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