Evergreen Hymns

God's Springtime Promise

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God's Springtime Promise

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This song is included in the volume “Rooted and Grounded in Love.”

This is a digital download for a pdf of a single song. A link to the pdf will be sent to your email.

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This song is included in the volume “Rooted and Grounded in Love.”

This is a digital download for a pdf of a single song. A link to the pdf will be sent to your email.

Background Notes:

This hymn is based on two parables as well as Psalm 139.  In the refrain, we hear references to the Parable of the Sower where, rather than describing individuals as exclusively one type or soil or another, the hymn text acknowledges that each individual has the propensity for both “parched and fertile soil.” The verses of this hymn connect to the following parable of Weeds Among Wheat, where, again, we might be tempted initially to hear this text as a call to judge others.  Instead, however, we are reminded that such judgment belongs to God, as God is able to see that which we cannot.Our limited perspective, not to mention our historical track record, moreover point to the fact that we are extremely flawed at such judgment.  Psalm 139 further directs us, with God’s help, to seek out our own “weeds” (Search me, O God, and know my heart … and lead me in the way everlasting). It may be easiest for cantors to sing the verses as a solo, and the congregation to join on the refrain.