When, after conquest, you possess the
land that the Lord is giving you,
and you have settled, don’t forget to
bring what you’ve raised and offer thanks.
God will appoint a time and place,
Where you can meet a friendly face.
Ancestors wandered down to Egypt
Starting as few but there they grew.
Suffering under harsh affliction
Heard by the Lord, they were led out.
With mighty hand and outstretched arm
Led to this place, set free from harm.
Once in the land of milk and honey
bearing first fruits of what’s been raised.
Bow before God with all your neighbors;
make it a day to celebrate.
Bounty received from God above.
Share it as well in peace and love.
Image: David Clode on Unsplash
Source: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Text: David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: O Dass Ich Tausend Zungen Hatte (Dretzel), Public Domain
Audio:www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission