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Let Us Not Be Weary

Scattering the seed, the precious, precious seed

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Scattering the seed, the precious, precious seed]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Scattering the seed, the precious, precious seed,
Seeds of love and faith and duty;
Hear, oh, hear the word, the harvest will appear,
Glorious in wealth and beauty.

Let us not be weary, weary in well-doing,
Praying while we sow the seed that cannot die;
Sowing by all waters, sowing to the Spirit,
We shall reap with rapture by and by.

2 Scattering the seed, wherever we may be,
Finding there a field of labor;
Sowing seeds of love which, springing up, shall bear
Blessing to a needy neighbor. [Refrain]

3 Scattering the seed thro’ weary, darksome hours,
Long may seem the night of weeping;
But the day will dawn of happy harvest time,
Time of everlasting reaping. [Refrain]

4 Scattering the seed with willing heart and hand,
Joyful is the harvest story;
Bringing home the sheaves, we’ll shout the jubilee,
To our Lord be all the glory! [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #115

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Scattering the seed, the precious, precious seed
Title: Let Us Not Be Weary
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us not be weary, weary in well doing
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Joyful Sound #115

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Sacred Trio #281

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The Sacred Trio #281

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