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951. Seedtime and Harvest

1 As pilgrims and strangers we journey through life:
Through sunshine and shadow, through calm and through strife;
Each day we are scattering seed as we go,
Some day ’twill be harvest—“we reap what we sow.”

2 Though weary and worn, and alone in your way,
And stormclouds are gath’ring, and dark is your day,
Weep not, toiling one, neither faint as you go;
The harvest is nearing—“we reap what we sow.”

3 Though life may appear as a cold, barren waste,
And comes no return of the bread you have cast,
Continue to do loving deeds as you go;
The harvest is nearing—“we reap what we sow.”

4 We’ll reap what we sow when the harvest is come,
Some day we shall garner the deeds we have done;
Then heed not the storm, nor the cold winds that blow,
Toil on till the harvest—“we reap what we sow.”

Text Information
First Line: As pilgrims and strangers we journey through life
Title: Seedtime and Harvest
Author: Charles E. Orr (1911)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Scripture: Galatians 6:7
Topic: Sowing/Reaping
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Seedtime_and_Harvest); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (265); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (19)
Tune Information
Name: [As pilgrims and strangers we journey through life]
Composer: Clarence E. Hunter (1911)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Seedtime_and_Harvest); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (265); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (19)






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