I'm trying to find the author of this hymn, which we sing at Highclere Church, England, at harvest-tide, to the tune Epiphany. The opening lines are:
Praise we The Lord, the great Author of Nature,
Praise we the maker of upland and plain;
Praise we the Spirit through whom every creature
Gathers its life and renews it again.
In answer to a request for the lyric, and finding no online references, I've posted it at a website managed by the church. In my (amateur) view it's a very well crafted poem and very moving as a hymn. The text links gospel references to Jesus and nature with local Hampshire (England) references and settings.
Any help in identifying the author will be much appreciated.
This is where you can post a request for a hymn search (to post a new request, simply click on the words "Hymn Lyrics Search Requests" and scroll down until you see "Post a New Topic").
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