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Scattering Precious Seed

Scattering precious seed by the way-side

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Scattering precious seed by the wayside]
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1 Scattering precious seed by the wayside,
Scattering precious seed by the hillside,
Scattering precious seed o'er the field, wide;
Scattering precious seed by the way.

Sowing in the morning,
Sowing at the noontide,
Sowing in the evening,
Sowing the precious seed by the way.

2 Scattering precious seed for the growing,
Scattering precious seed, freely sowing,
Scattering precious seed trusting, knowing,
Surely the Lord will send it the rain. [Chorus]

3 Scattering precious seed, doubting never,
Scattering precious seed, trusting ever,
Sowing the word with pray'r and endeavor,
Trusting the Lord for growth and for yield. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #156

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: Scattering precious seed by the way-side
Title: Scattering Precious Seed
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing in the morning, Sowing at the noon-tide
Copyright: Public Domain



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