How The Green Blade Riseth is a bit late as an Easter hymn, but it’s too good to leave for another ten or eleven months.
For a lot of reasons tonight, both personal and general, my heart does feel ‘wint’ry’, and the words of the final stanza are a great comfort and encouragement.

When our hearts are wintry,
Grieving, or in pain,
Jesus’ touch can call us
Back to life again,
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

This version by Joseph Bradshaw from Covenant Presbyterian Church is a fresh take.

This is rendition of the classic version.

The lyrics:
1.
Now the green blade riseth
From the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth
Many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
2.
In the grave they laid Him,
Love Who had been slain,
Thinking that He’d never
Wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
3.
Forth He came at Easter,
Like the risen grain,
Jesus who for three days
In the grave had lain,
Quick from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
4.
When our hearts are wintry,
Grieving, or in pain,
Jesus’ touch can call us
Back to life again,
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.

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