stewardship spotlight week 8 – Matthew burt

This week’s spotlight features Matthew Burt with his choice of Calvin Hampton’s setting of “We plow the fields and scatter” with it’s refrain “So thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all his love.” Here’s a video of a nice performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtTQOs6j44

Here are the lyrics to the song:

We plough 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.

All good gifts around us
Are sent from heav’n 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.

All good gifts around us
Are sent from heav’n above;
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all his love.We thank you, then, O Father,
For all things bright and good:
The seed-time 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, O thank the Lord
For all his love.