Please give today to support during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

A little seed lay fast asleep

A little seed lay fast asleep

Author: Clara Writer
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 A little seed lay fast asleep
Beneath the earth's brown sod,
But woke to life and hope when came
The wondrous touch of God.

2 A sunbeam kissed the hidden spot,
And warmed its earthy bed;
The rain and dew gave kindly drink,
Till soon it raised its head.

3 Up, up it pressed its way above,
Up till the light was seen;
Then came the sun, and decked it all
In dainty garb of green.

4 It grew so straight, and tall, and fair,
Each day it would unfold;
The smiling sun placed on its head
A shining crown of gold.

5 At last it stood, with thousands more,
A golden ear of corn,
God's gift to man, our daily food,
From little seedlings born.

6 So children are the seeds God plants
Within His garden fair;
He loves and guards them every day;
They have His constant care.

7 And they may grow so straight and pure,
So good and full of grace;
A crown of gold is theirs, when they
Shall see the Saviour's face.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #584

Author: Clara Writer

(no biographical information available about Clara Writer.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A little seed lay fast asleep
Author: Clara Writer
Language: English



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
TextPage Scan

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #584

Songs of Praise for Schools #d1

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #610

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #610

Page Scan

The New Canadian Hymnal #415

Page Scan

The New Canadian Hymnal #415

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us