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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Sowing for the Harvest Day

In our Master's footsteps going

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [In our Master's footsteps going]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In our Master’s footsteps going,
Seeds we scatter all the way,
Seeds of love and seeds of kindness,
Sowing for the harvest day.

Sowing, sowing, always sowing,
Precious seeds along life’s way;
Love for our Redeemer showing,
Sowing for the harvest day.

2 Ev’ry time we help another,
Ev’ry time a smile is shown,
Or a word of love is spoken
To the needy, seed is sown. [Refrain]

3 If we lift a fallen brother,
If we brighten someone’s way,
We are helping Christ, our Savior,
Sowing for the harvest day. [Refrain]

4 In the footsteps of our Master,
Day by day and year by year,
We will sow with faith and courage,
Till the golden grain appear. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #211

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: In our Master's footsteps going
Title: Sowing for the Harvest Day
Author: James Rowe



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Progressive Sunday School Songs #211

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