Welcome to our Harvest Page of pictures, bible passages, poems, hymns

and prayers we'd like to share with you

Thank you to everyone who contributed. 

First the blade and then the ear
Then the full corn shall appear
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be

for the Lord your God will bring you into a good land - a land with wheat and barley

Deuteronomy 8:7

TO AUTUMN (excerpt)

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
    And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

        John Keats 1820

We thank thee, then, O Father

for all things bright and good

the seed-time and the harvest,

our life, our health, our food

Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field.

Exodus 23:16

For the fruits of His creation

Thanks be to God

For the barley and wheat that we cut from the field

for the long runner-beans our allotments do yield

for apples and pears and all sorts of fruits

for carrots and swedes and long parsnip roots

for hay from the meadow for fodder and silage

for 'local is better' and 'cut down the mileage'

for food in our bellies with extra to share

for churches and people to lift up our prayer

Dear Lord of the Harvest, we thank you

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation

through your goodness we have

this bread to set before you,

which earth has given

and human hands have made

© 2018  St Stephen's Church, East Hardwick

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