1 Now, Lord, the heav'nly seed is sown,
Be it thy servant's care
Thy heavenly blessing to bring down,
By humble fervent prayer.
2 In vain we plant without thine aid,
And water too in vain;
LORD of the harvest, GOD of grace,
Send down thy heav'nly rain.
3 Then shall our chearful hearts and tongues
Begin this song divine;
"Thou, LORD, hast given the rich increase
"And be the glory thine.
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXXXV