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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.

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]


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: ; ;
Topic: God: Love and Grace of; Harvest and Thanksgiving; God in Nature
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us
Tune Information
Composer: Johann A. P. Schulz (1860)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D. with refrain
Key: B♭ Major

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