CHRISTIAN POEMS AND DEVOTIONALS FOR THE SEARCHING AND WEARY
HARVEST TIME ON THANKSGIVING DAY - FOR A GREAT HARVEST - THANKSGIVING DAY 2013 THANKSGIVING POEM

OLD HYMN DESCRIBES BEAUTIFULLY THE YEARLY HARVEST OF CROPS GOD PROVIDES FOR OUR FOOD. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS CARE OF US !

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JESUS PROVIDES

HYMN WE PLOW THE FIELDS

We plow the fields and scatter
  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;
Then thank the Lord
  O thank the Lord for all His love.

He only is the maker
  Of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,
  He lights the evening star.

The winds and waves obey Him,
  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
 
Our humble thankful hearts.

Poem was written by Matthias
Claudius, a German who lived
between 1740-1815 and translated
by Jan M. Campbell (1817-1878)
into a hymn for a thankful harvest
as reported in the book The Complete
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.

Oh, if 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 write continuously
  Of the glory of God, our wonderful Trinity,
But to do so requires a greater blessing than mine,
  Oh God bless and sent more poets into the world.

Please do this so the saving message of salvation
  Will be sent out in its outward reach of hope,
And we our servant poets will have a part to play
  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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