Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Harvest Hymn - Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Mens Voices:

LORD of the lotus, lord of the harvest,
Bright and munificent lord of the morn!
Thine is the bounty that prospered our sowing,
Thine is the bounty that nurtured our corn.
We bring thee our songs and our garlands for tribute,
The gold of our fields and the gold of our fruit;
O giver of mellowing radiance, we hail thee,
We praise thee, O Surya, with cymbal and flute.

Lord of the rainbow, lord of the harvest,
Great and beneficent lord of the main!
Thine is the mercy that cherished our furrows,

Thine is the mercy that fostered our grain.
We bring thee our thanks and our garlands for tribute,
The wealth of our valleys, new-garnered and ripe;
O sender of rain and the dewfall, we hail thee,
We praise thee, Varuna, with cymbal and pipe.


Womens Voices:

Queen of the gourd-flower, queen of the har- vest,
Sweet and omnipotent mother, O Earth!
Thine is the plentiful bosom that feeds us,
Thine is the womb where our riches have birth.
We bring thee our love and our garlands for tribute,
With gifts of thy opulent giving we come;
O source of our manifold gladness, we hail thee,
We praise thee, O Prithvi, with cymbal and drum.


All Voices:

Lord of the Universe, Lord of our being,
Father eternal, ineffable Om!
Thou art the Seed and the Scythe of our harvests,
Thou art our Hands and our Heart and our Home.
We bring thee our lives and our labours for tribute,
Grant us thy succour, thy counsel, thy care.
O Life of all life and all blessing, we hail thee,
We praise thee, O Bramha, with cymbal and prayer


Comments about Harvest Hymn by Sarojini Naidu

  • (8/23/2019 9:18:00 AM)

    Question answers of the lessoni (Report)Reply

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  • (5/30/2018 9:33:00 AM)

    The great thanks giving poem written by Sarojini Naidu relating to the blessings of sun and Varuna the god of water. In fact we are thankful for the well being of the world to the eternal powers. Great poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/30/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    Lord of the Universe, Lord of our being,
    Father eternal, ineffable Om!
    Thou art the Seed and the Scythe of our harvests,
    Thou art our Hands and our Heart and our Home.
    We bring thee our lives and our labours for tribute,
    Grant us thy succour, thy counsel, thy care.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/30/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    Hard labour! !

    With the muse of our songs in the field.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Britte Ninad (5/30/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    the heartiest prayer for earthly life-

    O Life of all life and all blessing, we hail thee,
    We praise thee, O Bramha, with cymbal and prayer
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  • (4/8/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    Nice K (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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