716. Once more, O Lord, we come to thee

1 Once more, O Lord, we come to thee,
to offer thanks and praise –
the harvest time has come again -
our grateful songs we raise.
Some fruits we bring have come from near,
some gifts from distant lands –
bananas, sugar, citrus, pears,
all offering from our hands.

2 We thank you, Lord, for sea and san,
which help our tourist trade –
for sunshine warm and summer rain
on isles where pirates preyed.
In songs we chant our gratitude;
for loved ones dear to us,
health, family, friends and multitudes
of gifts that earn our trust.

3 Today in our Caribbean land
once more we bring our praise –
thanks-giving time has come again:
our voices we shall raise.
Another year has come and gone;
we have been blessed once more –
the offering, which your people bring,
flow, from your boundless store.

Text Information
First Line: Once more, O Lord, we come to thee
Author: Gilbert Thompson
Meter: C.M. D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Sacraments and Other Occasions: Harvest
Copyright: Words by permission of the Church in the Province of the West Indies
Tune Information
Name: CLAUDIUS
Composer: Gottfried Wilhelm Fink, 1783-1846 (adapted)
Meter: C.M. D
Key: B♭ Major



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