I am posting this song because it’s amazing. I am sharing the lyrics below, too. Like any good lyric, it could be read as a poem without the music. Lots to contemplate here, lots to consider. The overriding theme is that the Word of God does not return void. God’s got a plan and it will be accomplished. It doesn’t happen with the snap of the fingers or anything remotely like that. But it will happen. And if you are allowing God to walk with you, there is joy in the journey. Sometimes, though, maybe even a lot of the time, it’s not a walk in the park. It’s gonna hurt.

Sometimes pain is necessary to grow. I don’t know why we’re made this way, but it often seems to be the case. Jesus says we have to die to ourselves. That’s gonna be painful, I don’t care who you are. Where does He say that? Well, Jesus says unless a grain of wheat falls onto the ground and dies, it cannot bear fruit. And He goes on to say that the person who “hates” his/her life will gain eternal life. That means you can’t try too hard to hang onto what you’ve got here. Whether that’s means a life of comfort or just living, your life – and all that entails, has to be offered to God as a sacrifice of praise.

But you can’t praise a God you don’t know. So get to know Jesus and then see how, quite naturally, you will find it’s so easy to praise the Lord God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Try reading a Bible, log on to the Word on Fire show, or get an app from Ascension Press, or the Hallow app and start to learn who Jesus is and how much God loves you. Of course, there are lots of other options. I’m sharing some of the things I personally find valuable and, as a Catholic, it’s no surprise they are all Catholic suggestions!

Please read the lyrics below and listen to the song. Try to do so prayerfully, (full attention, no distractions), asking the Holy Spirit to pour God’s grace into your heart. I’ll be praying for you!

The Sower’s Song

Andrew Peterson

Oh God, I am furrowed like the field
Torn open like the dirt
And I know that to be healed
That I must be broken first
I am aching for the yield
That You will harvest from this hurtAbide in me
Let these branches bear You fruit
Abide in me, Lord
As I abide in YouSo I kneel
At the bright edge of the garden
At the golden edge of dawn
At the glowing edge of spring
When the winter’s edge is gone
And I can see the color green
I can hear the sower’s songAbide in me
Let these branches bear You fruit
Abide in me, Lord
Let Your word take root
Remove in me
The branch that bears no fruit
And move in me, Lord
As I abide in YouAs the rain and the snow fall
Down from the sky
And they don’t return but they water the earth and bring they forth life
Giving seed to the sower, bread for the hunger
So shall the word of the Lord be with a sound like thunder
And it will not return, it will not return void
We shall be led in peace
And go out with joy
And the hills before us
Will raise their voices
And the trees of the field will clap their hands as the land rejoices
And instead of the thorn now
The cypress towers
And instead of the briar the myrtle blooms with a thousand flowers
And it will make a name
Make a name for our God
A sign everlasting that will never be cut off
As the earth brings forth sprouts from the seed
What is sown in the garden grows into a mighty tree
So the Lord plants justice, justice and praise
To rise before the nations till the end of daysAs the rain and the snow fall
Down from the sky
And they don’t return but they water the earth and they bring forth life
Giving seed to the sower, and bread for the hunger
So shall the word of the Lord be with a sound like thunder
And it will not return, it will not return void
It will not return, it will not return void
It will not return, it will not return void
We shall be led in peace
And go out with joyAnd the sower leads us
And the sower leads us
And the sower leads us

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Andrew Peterson / Ben Shive (1)

The Sower’s Song lyrics

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