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1919
JOY IN HARVEST.
Almighty Father, God of Love !

The seasons roll at Thy command,
Oceans below and stars above

Proclaim the wonders of Thy hand.
Winter returns with snow and cold,

Spring yields the green and blossom'd thorn,
Summer displays her realms of gold,

And Autumn stores the fruits and corn.
Over the earth's extensive space
Thy bounteous gifts are richly spread.
May all who reap, who glean, and store,

nited praises sing to Thee;
Much Thou hast given, Thou wilt give more,

If fervent our devotions be.

Isaiah ix. 3. They joy before Thee, according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

God of harvest, God of power,

God of justice, mercy, grace,
Guardian of the passing hour,

Thou shedd'st Thy blessing on our race.
Crops of plenty to the scythe,

To the spade and sickle yield,
They who till the soil now thrive;

Golden produce crown the field.
Grateful hearts and thankful minds

Make the hills and valleys ring;
Creatures all of varying kinds,

Should praise God for everything.

PSALM cl. the LORD.

6. Let everything that hath breath praise

STEANE.

1920 PSALM lxii. 1. My soul truly waiteth still upon God: for of Him cometh my salvation

6. He truly is my strength and my salvation : He is my defence so that I shall not fall.

8. O put your trust in Him alway, ye people : pour out your hearts before Him, for God is our hope.

STEANE.

1921 Psalm cxxxvi. 1. O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is gracious : and His mercy endureth for ever.

cv. 8. He hath been always mindful of His covenant and promise, that He made to a thousand generations.

9. For He satisfieth the empty soul, and filled the hungry soul with goodness.

civ. 13. He watereth the hills from above : the earth is filled with the fruit of Thy works.

14. He bringeth forth grass for the cattle : and green herb for the service of men.

схххуі. 1. O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is gracious: and His mercy endureth for ever.

To Thee, O LORD, our hearts we raise

In hymns of adoration,
To Thee bring sacrifice of praise

With shouts of exultation ;
Bright robes of gold the fields adorn,

The hills with joy are ringing,
The valleys stand so thick with corn
That even they are singing. Amen.

Strane. 1922 St. JOHN XX. 1. The first day of the week came Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2. She runneth to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD, and we know not where they have laid Him.

1 CORINTHIANS xv. 20. [*Hallelujah!] Christ is risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. 21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

(57. Thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory, through our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Thanks be to God.] 20. Alleluia ! Christ is risen from the dead.

Alleluia now we cry

To our King Immortal,
Who triumphant burst the bars

Of the tomb's dark portal;
Alleluia, with the Son,

God the Father praising ;
Alleluia yet again
To the Spirit raising.
Alleluia ! Amen.

Steine. 1923 STEANE,* i Cor. xv., 20—22, 57. Hallelujah! Amen.

1924 ROMANS xiii. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at hand.

11. Now it is high time to awake out of sleep.

12. Let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

PHILIPPIANS iv. 6. Let your requests be made known to God.

7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through JESU CHRIST.

O come, Redeemer, come and free
Thine own from guilt and misery ;
The gates of heaven again unfold,
Which Adam's sin had closed of old.
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee,
Whose Advent sets Thy people free,
Whom with the Father we adore

And Holy Ghost for evermore.
Hosanna in the highest. Amen.

STEANE.

1925 Genesis viii. 22. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

LEVITICUS xxvi. 4. I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase.

PSALM Ixv. 9. Thou visitest the earth and blessest it: Thou makest it very plenteous.

10. The river of God is full of water : Thou preparest their corn, for so Thou providest for the earth.

14, The valleys stand so thick with corn, they even laugh and sing.

xxxii. 12. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD.

xxxiii. 4. For the word of the LORD is true, and all His works are faithful.

STEANE.

1926 St. Luke xxiv. 5. Why seek ye the living among the dead ?

6. He is not here, but is risen; remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee,

7. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. (6.) He is risen.

1 CORINTHIANS XV. 20. Alleluia ! CHRIST is risen from the dead.

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Alleluia !
The strife is o'er, the battle done ;
Now is the Victor's triumph won ;
O let the song of praise be sung.

Alleluia !

Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.

Alleluia. Amen.

STEANE.

1927 Romans xiv. 9. Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be LORD both of the dead and living.

2 CORINTHIANS v. 15. He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him Which died for them, and rose again.

iv. 14. He which raised up the LORD Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Now to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, be ascribed all power and dominion, both now and for evermore. Amen.

E. W. NAYLOR.

1928 BARUCH iv. 36. O Jerusalem, look about thee toward the east, and behold the joy that cometh unto thee from GOD.

37. Lo, thy sons come, whom thou sentest away, they come gathered together from the east to the west by the word of the Holy One, rejoicing in the glory of God. PHILIPPIANS iv. 5. The Lord is at hand.

E. W. NAYLOR.

1929 Psalm xxvi. 6. I will wash my hands in innocency, O LORD, and so will I go to Thine Altar; 7. That I

may shew the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Thy wondrous works. Amen.

Culley. 1930 Psalm xli. 1. LORD, I call upon Thee, haste Thee unto me: and consider my voice when I cry unto Thee.

2. Let my prayer be set forth in Thy sight as the incense : and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

cxlv. 17. The LORD is righteous in all His ways : and holy in all His works.

18. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him: yea, all such as call upon Him faithfully.

19. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him : He also will hear their cry and will help them.

CULLEY.

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