4623. Now the Green Blade Rises

1. Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

2. In the grave they laid Him, Love whom we had slain,
Thinking that He’d never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

3. Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

4. When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Text Information
First Line: Now the green blade rises from the buried grain
Title: Now the Green Blade Rises
Author: John M. C. Crum (1928)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: Oxford Book of Carols, 1928
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: BORROW
Composer: W. Borrow
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Incipit: 33551 33332 12335
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Carols Old and Carols New, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 10
Copyright: Public Domain



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