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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 is a hymn writer and Presbyterian pastor. Carolyn and her husband Bruce have been the co-pastors of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware since August 2004. Carolyn's hymns have been sung by congregations in every state of the USA and in several other countries; they have been on national PBS-TV three times and the BBC-TV in the United Kingdom. Noel Paul Stookey of "Peter, Paul and Mary" made a music video with Emmy winner Pete Staman of Carolyn's hymn, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," which was written on September 11. Her hymns are found on the national websites of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR, the Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Church… 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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