The Fruits of Earth Come from God’s Hand

Bread comes from grain,
grain grown in sun,
lit when creation
was begun.
The fruits of the earth
come from God’s hand.
May his light shine
in every land.

Source: Traditional German table prayer, freely translated for A Collection of Prayers © 2017

Das Brot vom Korn,
das Korn vom Licht,
das Licht aus Gottes
Angesicht.

Die Frucht der Erde
aus Gottes Schein,
lass Licht auch werden
im Herzen mein.

A literal translation:

The bread from grain,
the grain from light,
the light from God’s countenance.
The fruits of the earth
are from God’s brilliance.
Let the light also
be in my heart.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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