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Blessed are they who hear the Word and bear fruit!

BibleGateway: Mark 4:13-20

ESV Text: Mark 4:13-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:30 and ends at about 2:36

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13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? 14 The sower soweth the word. 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 49:
Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast

— Organ Audio

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1. Almighty God, Thy Word is cast 
Like seed into the ground; 
Now let the dew of heaven descend 
And righteous fruits abound. 

2. Let not the foe of Christ and man 
This holy seed remove. 
But give it root in every heart 
To bring forth fruits of love. 

3. Let not the world’s deceitful cares 
The rising plant destroy, 
But let it yield a hundredfold 
The fruits of peace and joy. 

4. Oft as the precious seed is sown, 
Thy quickening grace bestow 
That all whose souls the truth receive 
Its saving power may know.