614. 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.

Refrain:
All good gifts around us
Are sent from heav'n 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. [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 thy love imparts,
But that which thou desirest
Our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We plough the fields, and scatter
Author: Matthias Claudius (1782)
Translator: Jane M. Campbell (1861)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D. with refrain
Scripture: Psalm 145:15; Luke 12:24; Acts 14:17
Topic: God: Love and Grace of; Harvest and Thanksgiving; God In Nature
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us
Tune Information
Name: WIR PFLÜGEN
Composer: Johann A. P. Schulz (1860)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D. with refrain
Key: B♭ Major



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