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.

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 >

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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: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #127

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