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While the Grain is Growing

Little hands may scatter seeds of faith and love

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Little hands may scatter seeds of faith and love]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little hands may scatter seeds of faith and love,
Sowing, sowing, sowing;
Little eyes may brighten, as they look above,
While the grain is growing.

Sowing, ever sowing,
Precious seeds of love,
Harvest will be growing
For the King above.

2 Little lips can sweetly smile, and speak, and sing,
Sowing, sowing, sowing;
Gentle words, and truthful, will a blessing bring,
While the grain is growing. [Refrain]

3 Little feet can quickly on his errands go,
Sowing, sowing, sowing;
Happy in his service, for he loves us so,
While the grain is growing. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #206

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Little hands may scatter seeds of faith and love
Title: While the Grain is Growing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing, ever sowing
Copyright: Public Domain



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Selected Sunday School Songs #d97

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Sunday School Voices #206

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Sunny Songs for Little Folks Number One #9

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