200. To Bless the Earth

1 To bless the earth, God sends us
From heaven's abundant store
The waters of the springtime,
Enriching it once more.

2 The seed by God provided
Is sown o’er hill and plain,
And then come gentle showers
To bless the springing grain.

3 God crowns the year with goodness,
The earth God's mercy fills,
The wilderness is fruitful,
And joyful are the hills.

4 With grain the fields are covered,
The flocks in pastures graze;
All nature joins in singing
A joyful song of praise.

Text Information
First Line: To bless the earth God sends us
Title: To Bless the Earth
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Scripture: Psalm 65
Topic: Blessings to Earth
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN
Composer: Melchoir Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Key: D Major



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