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"Trees of the Field" is an original song written and performed by Wendell Kimbrough in response to 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 and Isaiah 55. We are pleased to share this song along with an image of the painting "The Patient" by Lauren Shea Little, painted in reaction to Kimbrough's song.

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

Isaiah 55:1–6

Trees of the Field


Wendell Kimbrough


Music by Wendell Kimbrough;
Painting by Lauren Shea Little;
Artist Location: Southern Alabama

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Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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"Trees of the Field" is a reflection on the value of work in a broken world. Does our work matter? For all the time, toil, and frustration we put in, will our work ultimately be of any value? The song wrestles with these questions in light of 1 Corinthians 3 and Isaiah 55. It sees the Corinthians passage as posing a question to which Isaiah 55 suggests answers.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Wendell Kimbrough is a songwriter and worship leader in southern Alabama who believes church music should simply be good music that forms us as we sing it together. Drawing on the sounds of American folk and soul music, Wendell writes scripturally-rich songs with singable, memorable melodies. His music has been embraced by a growing number of churches, young and old, large groups and small, contemporary praise bands and traditional choirs.

“There is nothing better than experiencing intimacy with God in the midst of a room where your friends and family are gathered together, experiencing a similar thing. This is why I lead worship; this is why I write songs.”


Wendell Kimbrough

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Wendell Kimbrough

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