1. Almighty God, Thy Word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend
And righteous fruits abound.
2. Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove.
But give it root in every heart
To bring forth fruits of love.
3. Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy,
But let it yield a hundredfold
The fruits of peace and joy.
4. Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow
That all whose souls the truth receive
Its saving power may know.
Hymn #49 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Mark 4:3-9
Author: John Cawood, 1819
1st Published in: _Scottish Psalter_, 1615