Thus grows the seed (Gabrael StClair)

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  • CPDL #31540:     
Editor: Gabrael StClair (submitted 2014-03-22).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Thus Grows the Seed
Composer: Gabrael StClair
Lyricist: Gabrael StClair

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2014

Description: The parable of the sower who sleeps and is amazed by the growth of the seeds. Lyrics based on Mark 4: 26-29. Tune based on an Old Breton folk song.

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Original text and translations

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Lyrics: Based on Mark 4:26-29

Thus grows the seed, as the kingdom of God.
I heard the Lord did say tis how;
As if a man, all at the planting did sow,
All on the land both rich and poor.
All on the land both rich and poor.

The man he slept and then he rose.
The night and day did traverse so;
And the seed did sprout and it did grow.
The man watched it grow, but he knew not how.
For all he looked, he knew not how.

Of its own accord, the land yields fruit.
First comes the blade from a tender shoot;
Then grows the ear so full of grain.
And the man’s amazed that it did grow.
The man’s amazed that it did grow.

It mattered not if the soil looked rich.
It mattered not if the soil looked poor;
For all about, the seed did grow.
For God knew the depths beneath it all;
For God knew the depths beneath it all.

When the grain is full and the grain is ripe,
The sickle will slice with no delay;
For when the harvest here is come,
O, God’s time is here today.
O, God’s time is here today.