He that goeth forth with weeping, Bearing precious seed in love

Representative Text

1 He that goeth forth with weeping,
Sowing precious seed in love,
Never tiring, never sleeping,
Findeth blessing from above.

2 Soft descend the dews of heaven,
Bright the rays celestial shine;
Precious fruits will thus be given
Through an influence all divine.

3 Sow thy seed, be never weary,
Let no fears thy soul annoy;
Be the prospect ne’er so dreary,
Thou shalt reap the fruits in joy.

4 God but uses thee as sower,
Puts the seed into thy hand;
Sow thou then, let Him be Mower,
Till thou reap in fatherland.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #393

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: He that goeth forth with weeping, Bearing precious seed in love
Author: Thomas Hastings (1836)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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