Bermondsey (The God of harvest praise) (Benjamin Milgrove)

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  • (Posted 2006-01-28)  CPDL #10868:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-01-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 366 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Bermondsey is usually associated with the text "Glory to God on high /…/Worthy the Lamb". I have fitted a harvest hymn by James Montgomery to the tune.

General Information

Title: The God of harvest praise
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove
Tune: Bermondsey
Lyricist: James Montgomery

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 664. 6664. 464

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

The God of harvest praise,
In loud thanksgivings, raise
Hand, heart, and voice;
The valleys laugh and sing,
Forests and mountains ring,
The plains their tribute bring,
The streams rejoice.
Bless ye the Lord
And in your harvest song,
Bless ye the Lord.

Yes, bless His Holy Name,
And joyous thanks proclaim
Through all the earth:
To glory in your lot
Is comely, but be not
God’s benefits forgot
Amid your mirth.
Bless ye the Lord.

The God of harvest praise
Hands, hearts, and voices raise
With sweet accord;
From field to garner throng,
Bearing your sheaves along;
And in your harvest song,
Bless ye the Lord.