We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land;
But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
Taken from an old hymn “We plough the fields and scatter” by Jane Montgomery Campbell (1817–1878), translated from a German poem by poet Matthias Claudius.