1 Are we sowing seeds of kindness?
They shall blossom bright ere long;
Are we sowing seeds of discord?
They shall ripen into wrong.
Are we sowing seeds of honor?
They shall bring forth golden grain;
Are we sowing seeds of falsehood?
We shall yet reap bitter pain.
2 We can never be too careful,
What the seed our hand shall sow;
Love for love is sure to ripen,
Hate for hate is sure to grow.
Seeds of good or ill we scatter,
Heedlessly along our way;
But a glad or grievous fruitage,
Waits us at the harvest day.
Kingsbury, Howard. This name is associated with the popular hymn in days gone by, "Come, let us all unite and sing, God is love!" (God is Love), but concerning the same we have failed to gain any information. We know personally that the hymn was in common use nearly forty years ago (circa 1850).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: Sowing and ReapingFirst Line: Are we sowing seeds of kindness?Tune Title: GARAISONAuthor: Howard KingsburyMeter: 87.87 DSource: Echo to Happy Voices (New York: American Tract Society, 1869)