Praise and Thanksgiving (Bayly, BUNESSAN)

Praise and Thanksgiving. Text: Albert F. Bayly. Tune: BUNESSAN. 

Praise and thanksgiving 
Father we offer 
For all things living 
You have made good 
Harvest of sown fields 
Fruits of the orchard 
Hay from the mown fields 
Blossom and wood

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 setting for Eleanor Farjeon's "Morning Has Broken" (1931), published in many hymnals and widely popularized by Cat Stevens, who recorded an arrangement of the tune in 1971.

BUNESSAN is intended for unison singing; use a light accompaniment on the organ (or organ trio style) or folk instruments. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune for the Psalter Hymnal in 1985.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988