Now the sowing and the weeping

Now the sowing and the weeping

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 42 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #246

Fillmore's Women's Choir, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d60

Free Methodist Hymnal #d417

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #445

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

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Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #28

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d547

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #385

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Methodist Hymn-Book #437

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #263

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #246

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #262

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #105g

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Songs of Grace and Glory #154(24)

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Songs of Redeeming Love #59

Songs of Saving Power #d144

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Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #22

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

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #544

The Northfield Hymnal #4 #d194

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #310

The Sabbath Hour #d56

The Sabbath Hour #d57

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d376

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The Westminster Hymnal for congregational and social use and for the Sunday School #185

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Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #118

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