Now the Green Blade Rises   4 comments

Uncut Grass

Image Source = Jeremy C. Schultz

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Hymn Source = Chalice Hymnal (1995), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Words by John M. C. Crum (1872-1958), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,

wheat that in dark earth many days has lain;

love lives again, that with the dead has been;

Love is come again like wheat arising green.

2.  In the grave they laid the love by hatred slain,

thinking that Jesus would not wake again,

laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen;

Love is come again like wheat arising green.

3.  Christ came forth at Easter, like the risen grain,

who that for three days in the grave had lain;

raised from the dead, the risen Christ is seen;

Love is come again like wheat arising green.

4.  When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,

your touch can call us back to life again,

fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been;

Love is come again like wheat arising green.

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Posted April 26, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Chalice Hymnal (1995), Easter 1900s

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