210. Now the Green Blade Riseth

1 Now the green blade riseth, 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 that springeth green.

2 In the grave they laid Him, Love who had been slain,
Thinking that He never would awake again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

3 Forth He came at Easter, like the risen grain,
Jesus who for three days in the grave had lain;
Quick from the dead the risen One is seen:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

4 When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain,
Jesus' touch can call us back to life again,
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

Text Information
First Line: Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain
Title: Now the Green Blade Riseth
Author: John M. C. Crum, 1872-1958
Meter: 11.10.10.11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Scripture:
Topic: Assurance; Confidence; Easter (7 more...)
Source: Oxford Book of Carols, alt.
Tune Information
Name: FRENCH CAROL
Harmonizer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 11.10.10.11
Key: e minor
Source: French Carol
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press



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