11943. We Scatter Seeds

1 We scatter seeds with careless hand,
And dream we ne’er shall see them more;
But for a thousand years
Their fruit appears,
In weeds that mar the land,
Or healthful store.

2 The deeds we do, the words we say,
Into still air they seem to fleet;
We count them ever past;
But they shall last—
In the dread judgment day,
And we shall meet.

3 I charge thee by the years gone by,
For the love’s sake of brethren dear,
Keep, then, the one true way
In work or play,
Lest in that world their cry
Of woe thou hear.

Text Information
First Line: We scatter seeds with careless hand
Title: We Scatter Seeds
Author: John Deble (1882)
Language: English
Source: Voice of Joy by James H. Rosecrans (Cincinnati: Fillmore Brothers, 1882)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [We scatter seeds with careless hand]
Composer: James Holmes Rosecrans
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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