As the seeds are planted (Let the earth find rest)

by Chris Juby

Lyrics Chords

Lyrics

As the seeds are planted,
let them yield a harvest,
when the crops are gathered:
let the earth find rest.

As the workers labour,
they deserve their wages,
let them feast with gladness:
let the earth find rest.

Let the earth find rest
as the Lord provides,
till the day of perfect peace;
for the Lord is good
and his love endures
and his mercies never cease.

When the wealthy prosper,
may their hearts be generous,
let them hate injustice:
let the earth find rest.

Lyrics Chords

Chords

Recommended keys: D

[V1]
Bm                G      D
As the fields are planted
Bm               G      D
Let them yield a harvest
Bm                 G       D  A
When the crops are gathered
        Bm    A    D
Let the earth find rest

[V2]
Bm             G     D
As the workers labour
Bm                 G    D
They deserve their wages
Bm                  G       D  A
Let them feast with gladness
        Bm    A    D
Let the earth find rest

[C]
        G          D
Let the earth find rest
       A       Bm
As the Lord provides
         G      D       A
Till the day of perfect peace
        G       D
For the Lord is good
        A      Bm
And his love endures
         G      A     D
And his mercies never cease

[V3]
Bm             G      D
As the wealthy prosper
Bm                  G       D
May their hearts be generous
Bm              G      D  A
Let them hate injustice
        Bm    A    D
Let the earth find rest		

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When we started writing for the Resound Worship Doxecology album, Joel gave each of us a Scripture prompt and challenged us to come up with a song for the theme. I got Leviticus 25, which describes the Sabbath and Year of Jubilee.

I was struck by the way that passage brings worship and obedience and justice towards the poor and right treatment of the earth together in one celebration of trust in God. So I decided to write this joyful protest song.