Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring, God's Gift to the World (Tuesday, Mar. 15)


  1. Your pictures say it all! Beautiful! I can't wait til our trees bloom. When I look out at the mountains each morning, I think "thy might sets fast the mountains."

  2. I love it, Barbara! Where is that verse?

  3. Psalm 65:6, though what I was quoting is actually out of the hymn, #111 in the blue Trinity, written by George Webb in 1837. I had to look up the verse but the hymn keeps running through my head!

    Thy might sets fast the mountains;
    strength girds Thee evermore
    To calm the raging peoples
    and still the ocean’s roar.
    Thy majesty and greatness
    are through all lands confessed,
    And joy on earth Thou sendest
    afar, from east to west.

    To bless the earth Thou sendest
    from Thy abundant store
    The waters of the springtime,
    enriching it once more.
    The seed by Thee provided
    is sown over hill and plain,
    And Thou with gentle showers
    dost bless the springing grain.

    The year with good Thou crownest,
    the earth Thy mercy fills,
    The wilderness is fruitful,
    and joyful are the hills;
    With corn the vales are covered,
    the flocks in pastures graze;
    All nature joins in singing
    a joyful song of praise.

    The tune is at if you want to hear it and don't have the hymnbook. It may also be on the OPC website. We sang it often at our church in Lynchburg.

  4. Thanks, Jean-Marc, I'm always sorry to see the leaves come in on those trees because it means the blossoms are going away . . .


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