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342. Sowing the Seed

1 Unheeding winter’s cruel blast,
We venture heaven’s seed to cast,
Both late and early plant the truth
In aged hearts and tender youth.

Refrain:
Then sow the seed in every field,
And grace will bring the golden yield;
We soon shall sing the joyful song,
And shout the blessed harvest home.

2 Shall we be found with only leaves
When Jesus comes to gather sheaves?
Nay, sowing daily o’er the land,
We’ll come with joyful sheaves in hand. [Refrain]

3 Nor is the precious labor hard,
Its glory is its own reward;
We plant in hearts of grim despair
A life that blooms as Eden fair. [Refrain]

4 Oh, were this life the utmost span,
The closing destiny of man,
No toil could half so blessed prove
As sowing seeds of peace and love. [Refrain]

5 But heaven’s bright eternal years
Have bottled up our sowing tears;
There we shall greet in holy bliss
The souls we turned to righteousness. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Unheeding winter's cruel blast
Title: Sowing the Seed
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1887)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Scripture:
Topic: Sowing/Reaping
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Sowing_the_Seed); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (106); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (65)
Refrain First Line: Then sow the seed in every field
Tune Information
Name: [Unheeding winter's cruel blast]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1887)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Sowing_the_Seed); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (106); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (65)



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