1 The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed.
When it is sown in the earth, it is the smallest seed.
It is like the kingdom of God and a mystery.
2 For when it is sown, it grows into the largest plant,
greater than all of the herbs, and grows into a tree.
3 It grows so birds can rest inside its crown of leaves,
deep in its shadows, away from any evil prey.
4 And so we can liken it to seeds which make a tree
larger than all of the trees from just the smallest seed.
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Author: Gracia Grindal
Gracia Grindal (b. Powers Lake, ND, 1943). Grindal was educated at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the University of Arkansas; and Luther-Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, where she has served since 1984 as a professor of pastoral theology and communications. From 1968 to 1984 she was a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Included in her publications are Sketches Against the Dark (1981), Scandinavian Folksongs (1983), Lessons in Hymnwriting (1986, 1991), We Are One in Christ: Hymns, Paraphrases, and Translations (1996), Good News of Great Joy: Advent Devotions for the Home (1994 with Karen E. Hong), Lisa sandell, the Story of Her Hymns (2001 with John Jansen), and A Revelry of Har… Go to person page >
Display Title: The Kingdom of GodFirst Line: The kingdom of God is likeTune Title: MUSTARD SEEDAuthor: Gracia GrindalMeter: 76.76.85Scripture: Matthew 13:31-32; Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:30-32Date: 1989Subject: Biblical Narrative | ; Jesus Christ | ; Kingdom of God |