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Many a power within earth's bosom

Many a power within earth's bosom

Author: John Sterling
Published in 1 hymnal

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Many a power within earth’s bosom,
Noiseless, hidden, works beneath;
Hence are seed and leaf and blossom,
Golden ear and clustered wreath.

Wind and frost, and hour and season,
Land and water, sun and shade,—
Work with these, as bids thy reason,
For they work thy toil to aid.

Sow thy seed and reap in gladness!
Man himself is all a seed;
Hope and hardship, joy and sadness,
Slow the plant to ripeness lead.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #432

Author: John Sterling

Sterling was born at Kames Castle, Bute, July 20, 1806, and died at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Sep. 18, 1844. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907… Go to person page >

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First Line: Many a power within earth's bosom
Author: John Sterling