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Now the sowing and the weeping

Now the sowing and the weeping

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 42 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Now, the sowing, and the weeping,
Working hard, and waiting long;
Afterward, the golden reaping,
Harvest-home and grateful song.

2 Now, the pruning, sharp, unsparing,
Scattered blossoms, bleeding shoot;
Afterward, the plenteous bearing
Of the Master’s pleasant fruit.

3 Now, the long and toilsome duty,
Stone by stone to carve and bring;
Afterward, the perfect beauty
Of the palace of the King.

4 Now, the spirit conflict-riven,
Wounded heart, unequal strife;
Afterward, the triumph given,
And the victor’s crown of life.

5 Now, the training strange and lowly,
Unexplained and tedious now;
Afterward, the service holy,
And the Master’s ‘Enter Thou.’

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #263

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >



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A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d171
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #246Page Scan
Fillmore's Women's Choir, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d60
Free Methodist Hymnal #d417
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #445TextAudioPage Scan
Heart and Voice #d108
Heart and Voice: a New Collection of Sunday School Songs #d114
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d351
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d75
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d204
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d739
Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #28Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d547
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #385Page Scan
Methodist Hymn-Book #437Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #263TextPage Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #246Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #262Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #262Page Scan
Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #76Page Scan
Song Worship for Sunday Schools #105gPage Scan
Songs of Grace and Glory #154(24)Page Scan
Songs of Redeeming Love #59Page Scan
Songs of Saving Power #d144
Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc. #R59Page Scan
Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #22Page Scan
The American Hymnal #d364
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d424
The Canadian Hymnal #d214
The Canadian Hymnal #d257
The Canadian Hymnal #d257
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d414
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #544Page Scan
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #144Page Scan
The Northfield Hymnal #4 #d194
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #310Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #310Page Scan
The Sabbath Hour #d56
The Sabbath Hour #d57
The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d376
The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #185Page Scan
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #118Page Scan
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