Beautiful Story to Tell

Sowing and reaping for Jesus our King

Author: Franklin L. Eiland
Tune: [Sowing and reaping for Jesus our king]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sowing and reaping for Jesus our king,
Beautiful story to tell!
Spreading His Gospel in truth as we sing,
Beautiful story to tell.

Sowing the seed of the kingdom,
Sing it wherever you go;
Reapers shall gather together,
Whatsoever they sow.

2 Sowing the words of His wonderful love,
Beautiful story to tell!
Pointing the erring to Heaven above,
Beautiful story to tell. [Refrain]

3 Sowing for Jesus, yes, sowing today,
Beautiful story to tell!
Sowing for Jesus, for He is the way,
Beautiful story to tell. [Refrain]

4 Sowing, still sowing for Jesus we send,
Beautiful story to tell!
Seed that we’ll harvest when cometh the end,
Beautiful story to tell. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8654

Author: Franklin L. Eiland

Franklin L. Eiland was born in Noxubee county, Miss., March 25, 1860. He was reared on the farm and attended the old field school. The school house on the hill and the old Oaken Bucket, etc., etc., were objects of interest in his curriculum. He had traveled some before finally leaving home including a trip to Tx, but in 1882 he came to Tx to remain. November 13, 1884 he married Miss Mary E. Nisbett of Robertson county. She lived nine years. In 1894 he married Miss Ella May Kennedy of Van Zandt county. She lived only 10 days. October 21, 1896 he married Miss Minnie Jarushia Valentine of McLennan county. She still survives. They have one sweet little daughter, Mary Ella Oree. She is quite bright and is already starting music at the age of th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sowing and reaping for Jesus our King
Title: Beautiful Story to Tell
Author: Franklin L. Eiland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing the seed of the kingdom
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8654
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The Cyber Hymnal #8654

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