HARVEST TIME ON THANKSGIVING DAY - FOR A GREAT THARVEST - THANKSGIVING DAY 2014 HANKSGIVING POEM
HYMN WE PLOW THE FIELDS
We plow the fields
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand.
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and sunshine
And soft, refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us
Are sent from heaven above;
O thank the Lord for all His love.
He only is the maker
Of all things near
He paints the wayside flower,
He lights the evening star.
The winds and waves obey
By Him the birds are fed;
Much more, to us His children,
He gives our daily bread.
We thank thee then, O Father,
For all things bright and good:
The seedtime and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
For all thy love imparts,
And what Thou most desires
humble thankful hearts.
Poem was written by Matthias
Claudius, a German who lived
by Jan M. Campbell (1817-1878)
into a hymn for a thankful harvest
as reported in the book
Book of Hymns by William J Petersen
and Ardythe Petersen.
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THE GODLY POEM
Oh Lord, when is a poem inspirational?
Do I have the right to call a sonnet
Inspired or do only You mark such a poem?
Oh Holy Spirit
come touch my poems.
When I write of Jesus my Saviour so great,
Can hope that my verses of prose,
Yes, my poem, will have the power of God!
Only when the Holy Spirit moves the words.
only all my poems could stir the life
Of hurting souls searching for the saving Jesus!
But I am a man and
powerless but God used
As a conduit for the Holy Spirit touches.
If only I could sit all day and
Of the glory of God, our wonderful Trinity,
But to do so requires a greater blessing
Oh God bless and sent more poets into the world.
Please do this so the saving message
Will be sent out in its outward reach of hope,
And we our servant poets will have a part to
In this wonderful message of eternal salvation.
Praise God that He loves us so much
That He sent His only Son to die for us,
Thank you Jesus for coming and sending down
The Holy spirit to
guide back home to God.
By Frank E. Henrich February 18, 2013
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