Lord of the Harvest

Lord of the harvest,
Walk beside me now….
Your shadow
Like a benediction
On the fruits I reap.
So short a time ago,
My sharp-edged plow
Turned damp brown earth
Into a cradle-bed
For seeds You gave
Than mankind might be fed.
So short a time ago….
That now I stand amazed
Before this miracle
Which You have wrought
Through summer days!
Lord of the harvest,
My co-partner,
Giver of the sun and rain,
Father of this golden grain,
Walk close beside me now,
As I reap gratefully
These heaven-blest fruits
Of earth and plow!

THE AVE MARIA