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You Will Reap What You Sow

Go and sow beside all waters, Is the loving Lord's command

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: ["Go and sow beside all waters!"]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Go and sow beside all waters!”
Is the loving Lord’s command,
“If my blessedness on earth you’d truly know,
Cast the precious seed about you
With a glad and willing hand,
But remember you will reap just what you sow.

What you sow,
What you sow,
For the Master as you journey here below,
Seeds of everlasting life,
Or of discord, pain, and strife,
O remember you will reap just what you sow.

2 He that soweth to the spirit,
Spending talents, strength, and time,
For the speeding of the Gospel far and wide,
In his heart shall hear the joy-bells
Ring with sweet exultant chime,
Gain eternal life upon the other side. [Chorus]

3 Go and so, tho’ long the waiting
For the ripen’d fields of grain,
Be not weary in His service here below,
When the toiling time is over
A reward you shall obtain,
But remember you will reap just what you sow. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #54

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go and sow beside all waters, Is the loving Lord's command
Title: You Will Reap What You Sow
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: What you sow, what you sow for the Master
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #54

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