Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom

Music by Ron Klusmeier
English Translation by Fred Kaan
Tune Name: MacCULLOCH

Lyrics as Poetry

Faith, while trees are still in blossom,
plans the picking of the fruit;
faith can feel the thrill of harvest
when the buds begin to sprout.Long before the dawn is breaking,
faith anticipates the sun.
Faith is eager for the daylight,
for the work that must be done.Long before the rains were coming,
Noah went and built an ark.
Abraham, the lonely migrant,
saw the light beyond the dark.Faith, uplifted, tamed the water
of the undivided sea.
and the people of the Hebrews
found the path that made them free.Faith believes that God is faithful:
God will be what God will be.
Faith accepts the call, responding,
“I am willing, God, Send me.”

Words by
Fred KaanCopyright © 1976 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and CanadaCopyright © 1976 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Audio Sample

Verses 1, 2, 5
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Genesis 22:1-14
  • Isaiah 5:6
  • John 4:35
  • John 8:56
  • Hebrews 11:1

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Abraham
  • Faith
  • Future
  • Hope
  • Light
  • Noah
  • Translations∶  Orig. Swedish: A. Frostenson
  • Tree, Trees
  • Trust
  • Water∶ parting of water

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