Almighty God, thy word is castAuthor: John Cawood (1819)
Published in 197 hymnals
1 Almighty God, Thy word is cast
Like seed upon the ground;
O may it grow in humble hearts,
And righteous fruits abound.
2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove,
But give it root in praying souls
To bring forth fruits of love.
3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy,
But may it, in converted minds,
Produce the fruits of joy.
4 Let not Thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to Thy throne,
Return to Thee, and sadly tell
That we reject Thy Son.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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Almighty God, Thy word is cast. J. Cawood. [After Sermon.] Written about 1815, and first published in Cotterill's Selection, 8th ed. 1819, No. 268, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and given for use "After a Sermon" [S. MSS.]. It was reprinted in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 252. From that date it grew in importance as a congregational hymn, until its use has become extensive in all English-speaking countries, in some cases with the omission of one or more stanzas, and in others, with the addition of a doxology. Two texts, purporting to be the original, are extant. The first is that of Cotterill as above, from which the hymn has been taken in a more or less correct form until 1862, when the second was given from the original manuscript in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862, p. 470, and Lyra Britannica 1867, p. 131. One of the best arrangements of the hymn is a slightly altered form of the latter in Taring's Collection, 1882, No. 151.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (11)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #324||Almighty God, your Word is cast||Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast||John Cawood, 1775-1852||22.214.171.124||DUNDEE||E Flat Major||1993|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #378||Almighty God, thy word is cast||2000|
|Common Praise #478||Almighty God, thy word is cast||Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast||John Cawood (1775-1852)||Francis Vincent Novello (1781-1861)||126.96.36.199||Isaiah 45:1-12; Isaiah 55:1 - 56:1; 2 Esdras 8:6-7; 2 Esdras 8:41-50; Matthew 7:12-29; Matthew 13:1-9; Matthew 13:18-30; Matthew 13:36-43; Mark 4:1-34; Luke 8:4-21; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Galatians 1:1-12; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:13-25; Ephesians 5:8-14; Colossians 1:1-14; James 3:13 - 4:3; James 3:7-8||ALBANO||F Major or modal||1998|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #228||Almighty God, Thy Word is cast||Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast||J. Cawood, 1775-1852||R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958||188.8.131.52 D||KINGSFOLD||e minor or modal||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #516||Almighty God, your word is cast||John Cawood, 1776-1852||184.108.40.206||ST. FLAVIAN||F Major or Modal||2006|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #588||Almighty God, your word is cast||John Cawood, 1775-1852||Roy Henry Johnson, b. 1933||220.127.116.11||CALL STREET||C Major||English||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #589||Almighty God, your word is cast||John Cawood, 1775-1852||Jane Manton Marshall, b. 1924||18.104.22.168||WALDEN||D Flat Major||English||1985|
|Lutheran Service Book #577||Almighty God, Your Word is cast||Almighty God, Your Word is Cast||John Cawood, 1775-1852||Richard Redhead, 1820-1901||22.214.171.124||Matthew 13:3-9; Matthew 13:18-24; Mark 4:3-9; Mark 4:13-20; Romans 1:16||ST. FLAVIAN||F Major or modal||English||2006|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #529||Almighty God, your Word is cast||Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast||John Cawood, 1775-1852||126.96.36.199||Matthew 13:3-8; Matthew 13:18-23; Luke 8:11-15||BELMONT||G Major or modal||1996|
|The New Century Hymnal #318||Almighty God, your Word is cast||Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast||John Cawood||188.8.131.52||Matthew 13:1-23||ST. FLAVIAN||F Major or modal||1995|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #383||Almighty God, your word is cast||Almighty God, Your Word is Cast||John Cawood||184.108.40.206||Matthew 13:23||DUNFERMLINE||E Major||English||1990|