56. Almighty God! Thy Word is cast

1 Almighty God! Thy Word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,
And righteous fruits abound.

2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,
To bring forth fruits of love.

3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield a hundred fold
The fruits of peace and joy.

4 Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow,
That all whose souls the truth receive,
Its saving power may know.

Text Information
First Line: Almighty God! Thy Word is cast
Author: John Cawood (1816, alt.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Close of Worship; Sexagesima Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #227
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANN
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major
Notes: Composer from index: Dr. Wm. Croft, ab. 1712



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