Hymn Of The Day: We Plough The Fields

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIazkBB9K4] This well-known harvest hymn might appear to come from the English countryside, but it has rather different origins. It is the “Peasant’s Song” from a sketch by Matthias Claudius in Paul Erdmann’s Fest (Hamburg, 1782), depicting a harvest thanksgiving in a North German farmhouse. It was based upon a peasants’ song which he […]