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Now the Green Blade Rises Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the esteemed hymn begin with "Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Now the Green Blade Rises" hymn were written by its English author William H. Borrow. The author of the hymn, William H. Borrow, was born on October 12, 1872 and died on December 19, 1958. The name of the composer of the uplifting music that accompanies the "Now the Green Blade Rises" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time.  We have placed "Now the Green Blade Rises" in the category of Easter Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Now the Green Blade Rises Hymn
Title: Now the Green Blade Rises *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: William H. Borrow*** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Easter Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging words of the "Now the Green Blade Rises" lyrics, William H. Borrow (October 12, 1872-December 19, 1958), was born in Mere Old Hall, Cheshire, England and achieved fame as a Canon of Canterbury (1928-1943) and hymn writer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Now the Green Blade Rises
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William H. Borrow (October 12, 1872 to December 19, 1958)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain"
First Publication Date: 1922

 

Now the Green Blade Rises Lyrics

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had 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 springs up green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

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