Scripture Verse

The finest of the wheat.@Psalm 81:16
portrait
Frederick A. Graves
(1856–1927)

Words & Music: Fred­er­ick A. Graves, in Win­ning Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892) (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
Ruth in the Fields
Hughes Merle (1823–1881)

Lyrics

Hungry, Lord, for Thy Word of truth,
Sitting at my Savior’s feet;
Rising, gleaning, just like Ruth,
Feed me on the finest of the wheat.

Refrain

Bread of life it is now to me,
Honey, milk and meat;
In Thy love I will ever be
Fed upon the finest of the wheat.

Work for the Master I will do,
Trusting in His strength so great;
Living in His pastures new,
Feed me on the finest of the wheat.

Refrain

Then to the harvest let us go,
Bugles sounding no retreat;
Workers for Jesus, He wants you
Fed upon the finest of the wheat.

Refrain