“The winds and waves obey Him”

by | Oct 31, 2020 | Hymns | 0 comments

A hymn for Saturday Morning:

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 the sunshine,
And soft, refreshing rain.

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 desirest—
Our humble, thankful hearts.

All good gifts around us
Are sent from heav’n above;
Then thank the Lord, oh, thank the Lord,
For all His love

— by Matthias Claudius