Praise and Thanksgiving

Representative Text

1 Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer,
for all things living thou madest good:
harvest of sown fields, fruits of the orchard,
hay from the mown fields, blossom and wood.

2 God thou the labour we bring to serve thee,
that with our neighbour we may be fed.
Sowing or tilling, we would work with thee;
harvesting, milling for daily bread.

3 Father, providing food for thy children,
thy wisdom guiding teaches us share
one with another, so that rejoicing
with us, our brother may know thy care.

4 Then will thy blessing reach every people;
freely confessing thy gracious hand.
Where thy will reigneth no one will hunger;
thy love sustaineth; fruitful the land.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #719

Author: Albert F. Bayly

Albert F. Bayly was born on Sep­tem­ber 6, 1901, Bex­hill on Sea, Sus­sex, Eng­land. He received his ed­u­cat­ion at Lon­don Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA) and Mans­field Coll­ege, Ox­ford. Bayly was a Congregationalist (later United Reformed Church) minister from the late 1920s until his death in 1984. His life and ministry spanned the Depression of the 1930s, the Second World War, and the years of reconstruction which followed. Af­ter re­tir­ing in 1971, he moved to Spring­field, Chelms­ford, and was ac­tive in the local Unit­ed Re­formed Church. He wrote sev­er­al pageants on mis­sion themes, and li­bret­tos for can­ta­tas by W. L. Lloyd Web­ber. He died on Ju­ly 26, 1984 in Chiches­ter, Sus­sex, Eng­land. NN,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer
Title: Praise and Thanksgiving
Author: Albert F. Bayly (1970)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1988, Oxford University Press



BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…

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Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #575

Ambassador Hymnal #151

Ancient and Modern #287

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #617

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #44

Common Praise #272

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #558


CPWI Hymnal #719

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #689

Gather (3rd ed.) #861

Gather Comprehensive #764

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #754

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #415

Hymns and Psalms #350

Lutheran Service Book #789

Lutheran Worship #403

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #700

Rejoice in the Lord #20

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #753

RitualSong #867

Santo, Santo, Santo #487

Singing the Faith #125

The Covenant Hymnal #93

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #927

Together in Song #627

Worship (3rd ed.) #682

Worship (4th ed.) #856

Worship and Rejoice #722

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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