292. We plough the fields, 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 winds and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more, to us his children,
he gives our daily bread.
All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
for all his love.

3 We thank you, then, our 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;
and that which you most welcome
our humble, thankful hearts!
All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
for all his love.

Text Information
First Line: We plough the fields, and scatter
Original Language: German
Author: M. Claudius (1740-1815)
Adapter: Jane M. Campbell (1817-1878)
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D and refrain
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's World: Land, Sea, and Harvest
Tune Information
Name: WIR PFLÜGEN
Composer: J. A. P. Schulz (1747-1800)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D and refrain
Key: A Major



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