1 Faith, while trees are still in blossom,
plans the picking of the fruit;
faith can feel the thrill of harvest
when the buds begin to sprout.
2 Long before the dawn is breaking,
faith anticipates the sun.
Faith is eager for the daylight,
for the work that must be done.
3 Long before the rains were coming,
Noah went and built an ark.
Abraham, the lonely migrant,
saw the light beyond the dark.
4 Faith, uplifted, tamed the water
of the undivided sea,
and the people of the Hebrews
found the path that made them free.
5 Faith believes that God is faithful:
God will be what God will be!
Faith accepts the call, responding,
"I am willing, Lord, send me."
|First Line:||Faith, while trees are still in blossom|
|Title:||Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom|
|Translator:||Fred Kaan (1972)|
|Author:||Anders Frostenson (1960)|
|Copyright:||Trans. © 1976 Hope Publishing Co.; Words © Ansgar Film & Bokproduktion|
|Name:||FOR THE BREAD|
|Composer:||V. Earle Copes (1960)|
|Copyright:||Music © 1960, renewed 1988 Hope Publishing Co.|