God, Stir The Soil

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Instrumental Only?
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Description

SATB with organ and oboe. Text is an anonymous prayer from Singapore with rich gardening imagery. A beautiful anthem, suitable for Advent, Lent, or even Rogation Days.

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God, stir the soil,
Run the plowshare deep,
Cut the furrows round and round,
Overturn the hard, dry ground,
Spare no strength, nor toil,
Even though I weep.
In the lo,Ose, fresh mangled earth
Sow new seed.
Free of withered vine and weed
Bring fair flowers to birth.