Sowing for the Harvest

Lives are fields wherein we sow

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Lives are fields, wherein we sow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lives are fields, wherein we sow
Seed of good or ill to grow
To a harvest that will bring
Praise of judgment from the King.

Chorus:
Scatter, scatter, day by day,
Good seed all along life’s way,
Knowing that from what we sow
Good or ill will surely grow.

2 Let no weeds of evil find
Place in gardens of the mind,
But God’s golden grain alone
In these hearts of ours be grown. [Chorus]

3 Scatter far and wide the seed
Of kind word and helpful deed.
Keep on sowing, ev’ry day,
Seeds of love along the way. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #127

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lives are fields wherein we sow
Title: Sowing for the Harvest
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Scatter, scatter, day by day
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #127

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