Harvest Hymns — George Stuart, Australia

These songs of thanksgiving, by George Stuart, are especially applicable for Harvest, Earth Day and Seasons of Creation celebrations.

Click on the song title to link to printable music and lyrics.

 

Nature’s Beauty  (Tune: Regent Square)

Celebrate all hidden textures;
Value all the roots below;
Celebrate all covered splendour;
Value beauty not on show;
Celebrate with adoration;
Thankful for the world we know.

Wonder and radiance (Tune: Faithfulness)

Given for everyone, now and the future;
Given for sharing, not profit nor greed;
Food for the hungry and drink for the thirsty;
There is sufficient for meeting each need.

Wonder and radiance,
Beauty, extravagance,
All come together in what we can see;
Nature’s abundance can fill all our senses;
We stand in awe of these gifts that are free.

God in Nature’s Cycles   (Tune: Hermas)

God in nature’s cycles, thankfully we sing
For the hush of Autumn and new life in Spring;
For the frost in Winter and the Sumner sun,
For each season’s beauty and each year begun.
Welcomed by creation as an honoured guest,
Grateful for her bounties; we are truly blest.

God revealed around us; everywhere we see
Colour, sounds and movement seeking harmony;
Plenty in the storehouse, but we must take care
To preserve our water, not pollute our air.
Welcomed by creation as an honoured guest,
Grateful for her bounties; we are truly blest.

God unveiled in nature, giving gen’rously
Of such precious bounty, and so constantly;
All this wealth is free; it’s there for us to take;
We should pledge protection for our children’s sake.
Welcomed by creation as an honoured guest,
Grateful for her bounties; we are truly blest.

God in world’s uncharted, God within our own;
God disguised in myst’ry, God in flesh and bone;
At all times and places God is sensed to be
Deeply partnered in our world’s diversity.
God, in all creation, wills us lovingly
To be gentle carers of earth’s destiny

All of George’s numerous hymns are available for free use on his website.