Long did the patient peasants toil (Thomas Clark)
- Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2007-01-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 334 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Long did the patient peasants toil
Composer: Thomas Clark
First published: 1807
Description: Tune and harmony taken from Dr. Rippon's Tunebook (13th edition): "A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes from the best authors in three and four parts adapted principally to Dr Watts's Hymns and Psalms and to Dr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns containing in a greater variety than any other volume extant the most approved compositions which are used in London and throughout England; Also many original tunes never before printed, the whole forming a publication of above three hundred tunes, odes etc by John Rippon DD."
In the tune book it is set to "To praise the ever bounteous Lord My soul wake all thy pow'rs". I have set it to the Harvest hymn "Long did the patient peasants toil" (in Rippon's Selection, Hymn 505 2nd part).
A version of this tune (Hymn Tune Index tune number 12287) with instrumental symphonies was also included by Clark in his book A Fourth Set of Psalm Tunes [c1810], as a setting of Ps. 105 New Version, O render thanks and bless the Lord.
Original text and translations
Long did the patient peasants toil
Not theirs alone heaven's gracious care,