Seedtime and harvest since time began

Seedtime and harvest since time began

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Seedtime and harvest since time began]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Seedtime and harvest since time began,
Sowing and reaping are in God’s plan,
While earth remaineth, ‘tis His decree,
Seedtime and harvest must ever be.

Refrain:
Summer and winter and snow and rain,
Seedtime and harvest must still remain;
Seedtime and harvest for you and me,
Gathering sheaves for eternity.

2 Wonderful seedtime! ‘tis ours to sow
Seeds that for evil or good will grow,
O, let us scatter the seeds of love,
Springing to gladden our souls above. [Refrain]

3 Over the hillside and fertile plain,
Hasten to scatter the golden grain,
Then when the bells ring their evening chime,
Welcome the song of the harvest time. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #112

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: Seedtime and harvest since time began
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Summer and winter and snow and rain
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