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341. We plow the fields and scatter

1 We plow 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, oh, 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,
And, what Thou most desirest,
Our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We plow the fields and scatter
Original Language: German
Translator: J. M. Campbell
Author: M. Claudius
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: Christian Life and Service
Notes: Translated from "Wir pflügen und wir streuen" Tune: WIR PFLÜGEN UND WIR STREUEN
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