229. We plough the field and scatter

1 We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God's almighty hand;
he sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes and the sunshine,
and soft refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
for all his love.

2 He only is the Maker
of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower,
he lights the evening star;
the wind and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
he gives our daily bread. [Refrain]

3 We thank thee, then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
for all your love imparts,
with what we know you long for:
our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We plough the field and scatter
Author: Matthias Claudius (1740-1815)
Translator: Jane Montgomery Campbell (1817-1878)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 76 76 D and refrain
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7; Acts 14:17; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Ephesians 5:20; Genesis 8:22; Isaiah 55:10; James 1:17; Jeremiah 5:24; Luke 8:22-25; Luke 11:3; Luke 12:25-31; Mark 4:35-41; Matthew 6:11; Matthew 6:25-32; Psalm 65:9-13; Psalm 147:16-18
Topic: Our Response to God: in times and seasons; Gratitude; Harvest (4 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-180)
Harmonizer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: 76 76 D and refrain
Key: A Major

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