For the fruits of his creation
For the fruits of his creation. Fred Pratt Green* (1903-2000). Written to be sung to EAST ACKLAM, a tune composed in 1957 by Francis Jackson*, and first printed in The Methodist Recorder, 6 August 1970. Jackson had composed the tune for ‘God, that madest earth and heaven’* as an alternative to AR HYD Y NOS, but it had not succeeded in replacing that tune. Pratt Green’s words gave new life to the tune. They were printed in 26 Hymns (1971), p. 37, and The Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green (1982), pp. 28-9.
The hymn was used immediately as a much-needed modern harvest hymn, in the early years often still sung to AR HYD Y NOS (given as an alternative tune in HP). It was later revised by...
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