Sowing seed in the morning fair

Sowing seed in the morning fair

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [Sowing seed in the morning fair]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Sowing seed in the morning fair,
Growing, growing be careful where;
Sow them then with a tho’tful care,
We shall also reap.

Sowing on the fertile plain
Slowing seed that will spring again;
May it be the perfect grain,
We shall also reap.

1 By the wayside some seed may die,
Some may scorch on the rocks nearby;
Let some seed in the good ground lie,
We shall also reap.

2 Some will bloom with a fragrance sweet,
Some will spring into life complete,
Some will lay at the Master’s feet,
May we such grain reap. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #102

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sowing seed in the morning fair
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: Sowing on the fertile plain
Copyright: Public Domain


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Crowning Day No. 5 #102

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