“In Feast or Fallow”

Okay, so I’m admitting I’ve been a failure of blogging lately. Seriously, I know you’re sick of hearing about how I’m uncomfortably pregnant/scared of giving birth/learning something important about suffering. (See proof here, here and here. Good grief, lady.)

So I’ll shut up about it now and move on to more exciting things, like Thankful Tuesday! Which brings us back to how I’m thankful for Sandra McCracken’s beautiful hymn “In Feast or Fallow,” which is quickly becoming my prayer as I prepare for giving birth. (Sorry, I tried to stop talking about it. I really did.)

Happy Thankful Tuesday to you. Hope you are as moved by these lyrics as I have been:

In Feast or Fallow

When the fields are dry, and the winter is long
Blessed are the meek, the hungry, the poor
When my soul is downcast, and my voice has no song
For mercy, for comfort, I wait on the Lord

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground,
My certain hope is in Jesus found
My lot, my cup, my portion sure
Whatever comes, we shall endure
Whatever comes, we shall endure

On a cross of wood, His blood was outpoured
He rose from the ground, like a bird to the sky
Bringing peace to our violence, and crushing death’s door
Our Maker incarnate, our God who provides

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground,
My certain hope is in Jesus found
My lot, my cup, my portion sure
Whatever comes, we shall endure
Whatever comes, we shall endure

When the earth beneath me crumbles and quakes
Not a sparrow falls, nor a hair from my head
Without His hand to guide me, my shield and my strength
In joy or in sorrow, in life or in death

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground,
My certain hope is in Jesus found
My lot, my cup, my portion sure
Whatever comes, we shall endure
Whatever comes, we shall endure

What are you thankful for?

  • danielle

    i love sandra mccracken and her work on hymns, whether writing her own or putting old ones to new music.

  • CAQ

    I’m thankful that I worked with Sophia this morning, the 4 year-old who gave me multiple high fives and hugs becase I have the flu and ditched last week and she was glad to see me. I’m thankful I turned in all my papers #2 and they were sooo much better than papers #1 (for my college class). Now I have this weird idea that I can teach something.
    But actually I am probably just going to watch Dexter (for which I am thiankful) and take a nap. I am grateful for naps.

  • CAQ

    I’m thankful that I worked with Sophia this morning, the 4 year-old who gave me multiple high fives and hugs becase I have the flu and ditched last week and she was glad to see me. I’m thankful I turned in all my papers #2 and they were sooo much better than papers #1 (for my college class). Now I have this weird idea that I can teach something.
    But actually I am probably just going to watch Dexter (for which I am thiankful) and take a nap. I am grateful for naps.


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