Where the seeds of love are sown - new hymn
a hymn of welcome to the stranger to the tune Love Divineby Christine Drake on November 3, 2018
(Suggested tune: Love Divine)
Where the seeds of love are sown
Where compassion leaves its mark
There amid life’s many trials
Light will shine within the dark.
When the seeds of justice flourish
Growing into liberty
People suffering in oppression
Will at last then be set free.
Where the seeds of wisdom blossom
When we have the ears to hear,
We will know the transformation
Into freedom from our fear.
Where the seeds of mercy scatter
There forgiveness will be known
Peace and joy that all can own.
We are called to be the sowers
In the garden of our land,
May we be forever faithful
Offering an outstretched hand
Drawing in the disempowered
Those whose lives are stripped of choice,
Let us always be their champion
Ever strive to be their voice.
Art item: JESUS MAFA. The parable of the sower, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48309 [retrieved November 3, 2018]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).