Great God, as seasons disappear. E. Butcher. [Harvest.] This hymn is adapted to Sermon xvi., in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, in his Sermons to which are added suitable Hymns, 1798. It is found in two forms, the first chiefly in the Nonconformist collections, including Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858; Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 1033, and others; and the second in several hymn-books in the Church of England. The text in the latter, as found in Bp. Bickersteth's Psalms & Hymns, 1858; Harland's Church Psalter, &c, is much altered, and dates from Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)