issue 1 of All Good Gifts leisurely leads readers along a path of artistically photographed flowers, trees, and other evidences of God’s almighty hand, highlighted with the lyrics of the traditional Thanksgiving hymn “We Plow the Fields.”
This 24-page, full-color photographic essay is crafted in Diana Wolverton’s signature photographic and graphic design style. The magazine is printed on 100-pound, 50% recycled paper.
we plow the fields
By Matthias Claudius (1782) | Translated by Jane Montgomery Campbell (1861)
We plow 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.
He only is the Maker of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower, He lights the evening star;
The winds and waves obey Him, by Him the birds are fed;
Much more to us, His children, He gives our daily bread.
We thank Thee, then, O Father, for all things bright and good,
The seed time and the harvest, our life, our health, and food;
No gifts have we to offer, for all Thy love imparts,
But that which Thou desirest, our humble, thankful hearts.”
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love.