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520. We Plough the Fields

1 We plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by your almighty hand;
you send 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 heaven above;
we thank you, God, O holy God,
for all your love.

2 You only are the maker
of all things near and far;
you paint the wayside flower,
you light the evening star;
the wind and waves obey you,
by you the birds are fed;
much more to us, your children,
you give us daily bread. [Refrain]

3 We thank you then, O Maker,
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, what from us you long for,
our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We plough the field and scatter
Title: We Plough the Fields
Translator: Jane Montgomery Campbell (1861, alt.)
Author: Mathias Claudius (1782)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D with refrain
Topic: The Church at Worship: Special Days, Seasons, Occasions: Thanksgiving; Choruses and Refrains; God: Creator (13 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WIR PFLÜGEN
Composer: Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1800)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D with refrain
Key: A♭ Major



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