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Satan tares is sowing

Satan tares is sowing

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Satan, tares is sowing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Satan, tares is sowing,
In the heart they’re growing
Where the golden seed of life is found;
Let them grow together,
In the sunny weather,
Till the angels glean the harvest ground.

Then the wheat they’ll gather home,
When the angel reapers come,
And the tares will be destroyed,
Oh, there’ll be an aching void
When the angel reapers hither come.

2 Satan, tares is sowing,
In our lives they’re growing
Where alone the deeds of love should be;
Savior, we would ever
Guard our lives, and never
Cherish word or tho’t untrue to thee. [Refrain]

3 With a patient yearning,
To the right e’er turning,
Lead us, blessed Savior, t’ward our home;
By the way of duty,
Holiness and beauty,
Ready for the reapers when they come. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #35

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Satan tares is sowing
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Then the wheat they'll gather home
Copyright: Public Domain


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Triumphant Songs No.2 #35

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