The Harvest-tide Thanksgiving (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-05)   CPDL #51715:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-05).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Novello edition on IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Harvest-tide Thanksgiving
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Samuel Childs Clarke

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnglican chant

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 204, p. 124


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Original text and translations

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1  Great Giver of all good, to Thee again
We humbly now present, in joyous strain,
Our Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

2  To Thee, in whom we live and move, we come
To praise Thee for the sheaves brought safely home,
With Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

3  Thou dost prepare our corn, and year by year
Before Thine altar, Lord, will we appear
With Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

4  Thine was the former and the latter rain,
Enriching earth, and calling forth again
The Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.


5  Thou openest wide, Great God,Thy bounteous hand,
And far and wide ascends from all the land
Glad Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

6  Thou fillest all that live with plenteousness;
They, in return, Thy sacred name should bless
In Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

7  Thy clouds drop fatness on the teeming earth,
Accept these festal songs of "reverent mirth,"
This Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

8  The year is crown'd with goodness, Lord, by Thee
Then meet it is that aye should offer'd be
The Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.


9  On every side the little hills rejoice,
On every side sounds forth the grateful voice
Of Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

10  The valleys, thick with corn, do laugh and sing
Let all, who sow and reap, together bring
Their Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

11  For all the blessings, Lord, Thy mercy gave,
Praise we with this best member that we have
In Harvest-tide Thanksgiving.

12  To Thee, O Trinity in Unity,
All glory, laud and endless homage be
In Harvest-tide Thanksgiving. Amen.