Gather the Golden Sheaves

Sowing beside all waters Whoso the word believes

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Sowing beside all waters]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sowing beside all waters,
Whoso the word believes,
From the wide fields of service,
Gather the golden sheaves.
Scatter the seeds of blessing,
Scatter them all around,
Over the barren hillside,
Over the fertile ground.

Joy, joy sowing beside all waters,
Joy, joy, joy the heart receives,
Sheaves, sheaves,
Gather the sheaves for Jesus,
Sheaves, sheaves,
Gather the golden sheaves.

2 Sowing beside all waters,
Whereso our lot is cast,
Hastening hour redeeming,
Till the brief day is past.
Now while the sun is shining,
Now while the sky is bright,
Gather the sheaves for Jesus,
Toil in the Master’s might. [Refrain]

3 Sowing beside all waters,
He will our baskets fill,
Scatter His bounty freely,
More will be given still,
Gather the sheaves for Jesus,
Till He shall bid us “come,”
Singing His grace and glory,
At the great Harvest Home. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #51

Author: E. 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: Sowing beside all waters Whoso the word believes
Title: Gather the Golden Sheaves
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joy, joy sowing beside all waters
Copyright: Public Domain



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Uplifted Voices #51

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