Parable of the Sower

A sower went forth with precious seed

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [A sower went forth with precious seed]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A sower went forth with precious seed
Title: Parable of the Sower
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing, sowing, scatter the seed both here and
Copyright: Public Domain



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Infant Praises #27

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The Emory Hymnal No. 2 #177

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