21. Christ, You Walked Among the Grain Fields

Christ, you walked among the grain fields, Finding lessons all around:
“Like the harvest that the earth yields, So God’s kingdom will abound.”
“See! A sower goes out planting; Some seed grows a hundredfold.”
Here on earth you gave us heaven In the stories that you told.

Lord, you shared God’s kingdom-bounty, Yet you know our pain and need.
Some are poor in lands of plenty, Often hurt by others’ greed.
Some, possessed by their possessions, Look for more to buy and keep;
Others long for simpler blessings: “Let my hungry children eat.”

Lord, you send us out to labor, To pass on the love you give;
City friend and country neighbor Work as one so all may live.
Lending land and tools and vision, Sharing costs and planting seed—
Work we love becomes our mission As we serve your world in need.

May our harvest celebration Build new food security;
As we care for your creation, May we find community.
By your Holy Spirit bless us And may what we grow increase
Till the whole world sees new glimpses Of your joyful banquet feast.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, you walked among the grain fields, Finding lessons all around
Title: Christ, You Walked Among the Grain Fields
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Luke 8:4-15; Mark 4:1-9; Mark 4:26-29; Matthew 13:1-23
Topic: Jesus Christ: Teachings; Justice
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: BEACH SPRING
Harmonizer: James H. Wood (1958)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: F Major
Source: The Sacred Harp



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