Fair Waved the Golden Corn   1 comment

Corn Field in Colorado

Above:  Corn Field in Colorado

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The English Hymnal (1906), The Church of England

Text (1851) by John Hampden Gurney (1802-1862)


Fair waved the golden corn

In Canaan’s pleasant land,

When full of joy, some shining morn,

Went forth the reaper-band.


To God so good and great

Their cheerful thanks they pour;

Then carry to his temple-gate

The choicest of their store.


Like Israel, Lord, we give

Our earliest fruits to thee,

And pray that, long as we shall live,

We may thy children be.


Thine is our youthful prime,

And life and all its powers;

Be with us in our morning time,

And bless our evening hours.


In wisdom let us grow,

As years and strength are given,

That we may serve thy Church below,

And join thy Saints in heaven.

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