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