Just a Thought, Spiritual

All Good Gifts


I really love the movie “GODSPELL”  the music is inspiring, uplifting, and for me emotional.  The storyline is from the Gospel of Matthew and a little of Luke – There are several parables given in such a way to make them very memorable

– If you have the chance – watch the whole movie.

I have seen the movie so many times – and it keeps pretty much faithful to the scriptures
I will admit that some will find that this “hippie” version of the story of Christ may be a little offensive – I personally don’t see anything objectionable – I only see a happy, loving message of Christ in a form that will touch many that would not normally receive the message – I truly believe that God speaks to all people in a way that they will understand.

I believe that Joseph Smith himself would say this is one way to bring the Gospel story to young people and old.

Here we have one of the musical numbers from the movie – “All Good Gifts” which I believe is a church hymn used in traditional Christian service –

It’s a song that drives at my heart, as everything that we have, all the good in the world is from our Heavenly Father and we should all be singing praises of thanksgiving to Him. Now listen and if you want to sing along or at least read the words.

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 us snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above.
So thank the Lord, O, thank the Lord for all his love.

We thank thee then, O Father, for all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest, our life our health our 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…
So thank the Lord, thank the Lord for all his love..
I really wanna thank you Lord!
All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above..
Then thank the Lord, oh thank the Lord for all his love..
Oh, thank the Lord…….