Now the Green Blade Riseth

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1 Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:

Love is come again,
Like wheat that springeth green.

2 In the grave they laid him, Love whom we had slain,
Thinking that never he would wake again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen: [Refrain]

3 Forth he came at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain,
Quick from the dead, my risen Lord is seen: [Refrain]

4 When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
Thy touch can call us back to life again,
Fields of our hearts, that dead and bare have been: [Refrain]

Source: The New English Hymnal #115

Author: John Macleod Campbell Crum

Crum, John Macleod Campbell Born: Oc­to­ber 12, 1872, Mere Old Hall, Che­shire, Eng­land. Died: De­cem­ber 19, 1958, Farn­ham, Sur­rey, Eng­land. A graduate of New Coll­ege, Ox­ford (BA 1895, MA 1901), Crum was or­dained as a dea­con in 1897, and priest in 1900. He was as­sist­ant cur­ate at St. John the Evan­gel­ist, Dar­ling­ton (1897-1901); do­mes­tic chap­lain to Fran­cis Pa­get, Bi­shop of Ox­ford (1901-10); as­sist­ant cur­ate, Win­dsor (1907-10); Vi­car of Ment­more with Led­burn (1910-12); Rec­tor of Farn­ham (1913-28); and Ca­non of Can­ter­bu­ry (1928-43). His works in­clude: Road Mend­ing on the Sac­red Way, 1924 What Mean Ye by These Stones? 1926 The Orig­in­al J… Go to person page >



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