Bringing in the Sheaves

Representative Text

SOWING in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eves;
Waiting for the harvest and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain:
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

2 Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze,
By and by the harvest and the labour ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

3 Go then, though with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the lass sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our labour’s over, he will bid us welcome;
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #930

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness
Title: Bringing in the Sheaves
Author: Knowles Shaw (1874)
Meter: 12.11.12.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves
Copyright: Public Domain

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