Christ, You Walked Among the Grain Fields

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Christ, you walked among the grain fields, Finding lessons all around:
“Like the harvest that the earth yields, So God’s kingdom will abound.”
“See! A sower goes out planting; Some seed grows a hundredfold.”
Here on earth you gave us heaven In the stories that you told.

Lord, you shared God’s kingdom-bounty, Yet you know our pain and need.
Some are poor in lands of plenty, Often hurt by others’ greed.
Some, possessed by their possessions, Look for more to buy and keep;
Others long for simpler blessings: “Let my hungry children eat.”

Lord, you send us out to labor, To pass on the love you give;
City friend and country neighbor Work as one so all may live.
Lending land and tools and vision, Sharing costs and planting seed—
Work we love becomes our mission As we serve your world in need.

May our harvest celebration Build new food security;
As we care for your creation, May we find community.
By your Holy Spirit bless us And may what we grow increase
Till the whole world sees new glimpses Of your joyful banquet feast.

Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #21

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has been a pastor in rural, small town, suburban, and city churches; she has also served as a hospice chaplain, a hospital chaplain, and a school bus aide helping children with special needs. She and her husband Bruce are pastors of the First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, NY. Carolyn is a gifted hymn writer who has written over 400 hymns. These hymns have been sung by congregations throughout the United States and around the world — from the Washington National Cathedral to St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland to St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa to small town churches and small household congregations; they have also been sung at national church and international ecumenical meetin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ, you walked among the grain fields, Finding lessons all around
Title: Christ, You Walked Among the Grain Fields
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved


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