The Kingdom of God

The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed

Author: Gracia Grindal (1985)
Published in 4 hymnals

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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 was born in Powers Lake, North Dakota on May 4, 1943. She spent her childhood years in Tioga and Rugby, North Dakota. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Salem, Oregon where she graduated high school. She earned the B.A. degree from Augsburg College in 1965, the M.A. degree from Luther Seminary in 1983, and the M.F.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969. Gracia Grindal became a member of the Luther Seminary faculty as associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry, communications, in 1984. She was named Professor of Rhetoric in 1992. Grindal came to the seminary from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she was a member of the English department faculty from 1968 to 1984. She has published two books of… Go to person page >

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First Line: The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed
Title: The Kingdom of God
Author: Gracia Grindal (1985)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is like the kingdom of God
Copyright: © 1987 Hope Publishing Co.



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