300. As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

The bud will soon become a flower,
The flower become a seed;
Then seize, O youth, the present hour,—
Of that thou hast most need.

Do thy best always,—do it now,—
For in the present time,
As in the furrows of a plough,
Fall seeds of good or crime.

The sun and rain will ripen fast
Each seed that thou hast sown;
And every act and word at last
By its own fruit be known.

And soon the harvest of thy toil
Rejoicing thou shalt reap;
Or o’er thy wild, neglected soil
Go forth in shame to weep.

Text Information
First Line: The bud will soon become a flower
Title: As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
Author: Jones Very
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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