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44. We Plow the Fields

We plow the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's almighty hand.
God 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 heaven above.
We thank you, Lord, we thank you, Lord,
for all your love.

You only are the Maker
Of all things near and far;
You paint the wayside flower,
You light the evening star.
The winds and waves obey you,
By you the birds are fed;
Much more to us, your children,
You give our daily bread.

All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above.
We thank you, Lord, we thank you, Lord,
for all your love.

We thank you, then, Creator,
For all things bright and good,
The seed time and the harvest,
Our life, our health, and food;
Accept the gifts we offer,
For all your love imparts,
And what you most would welcome,
Our humble, thankful hearts.

All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above.
We thank you, Lord, we thank you, Lord,
for all your love.

Text Information
First Line: We plow the fields and scatter
Title: We Plow the Fields
Author: Matthias Claudius
Translator: Jane Montgomery Campbell
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D. with refrain
Topic: Autumn; Creation; God's Love (8 more...)
Source: Trans.: Garland of Song, 1861
Refrain First Line: All good gifts around us are sent
Tune Information
Name: WIR PFLÜGEN
Composer: Johann A. P. Schulz
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D. with refrain
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Lieder für Volksschulen mit Musik, 1800



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