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Oh! The Joy, the Joy of HarvestRev. Gerard Moultrie (1829-1885)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
909Sursum vocesH. Elliot Button (1861-1925)8.7.8.7.D.

1Oh! The joy, the joy of harvest,
When the golden sheaves abound,
And the year and all creation
With the love of God is crowned.
’Tis a joy that, care dispelling,
Makes our hearts with gladness ring,
As the valleys all around us
Thick with corn do laugh and sing.
2Oh! The joy, the joy of harvest,
When the laborers of the Lord
Tell of “good corn” growing freely
On the barren wastes abroad.
’Tis a joy that springs from victory
After battles fought and won,
After Empires long resisting
Own the Kingdom of God’s Son.
3Oh! The joy, the joy of harvest,
When the Angel reapers come,
And the Saints from every nation
Know the joy of “harvest home.”
’Tis a joy of joys the greatest,
Joy of parted ones restored:
Joy that heart hath ne’er conceived
Is the vision of the Lord.
4Oh! The joy, the joy of harvest,
Lo! Our joy breaks forth in praise:
Glory to the Son and Spirit
With the Ancient of All Days.
Praised and blest be God Almighty
For the eternal harvest store;
Praised on earth, then praised in Heaven,
In His presence evermore. Amen.
Isaiah9:3Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

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