1 Happy little sowers, scatt’ring by the way
Precious seed for Jesus, serving every day;
Every word of kindness, every gentle deed,
Prompted by His Spirit, is a living seed.
Happy little workers, singing as we go,
Jesus, blessed Master, Makes the harvest grow.
2 We will watch the springing of the precious seeds,
Clear away the rubbish plucking up the weeds;
All who work for Jesus have a blessed share
In the song and gladness of the harvest fair. [Refrain]
3 Happy little reapers, we can surely yield
Glad and willing service in the busy field;
In some quiet corner, we can find a place,
Reaping for the Master, trusting in His grace. [Refrain]
4 Happy little gleaners, like the lovely Ruth,
Gath’ring wheat for Jesus in the hours of youth,
He is ever dropping blessings by the way,
Let us find and use them, thanking Him today. [Refrain]
5 Bind the sheaves together with the cord of love,
Till the waiting angels carry them above,
Casting out as worthless, chaff and withered leaves,
To the heav’nly garner, bringing golden sheaves. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Happy little workers, singing as we goFirst Line: Happy little sowers, scatt'ring by the wayTune Title: [Happy little sowers, scattering by the way]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1909Subject: Harvest and Mission |