Sowing the precious seed

Sowing the precious seed

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Sowing the precious seed]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sowing the precious seed
In the early dawn of morning,
Sowing the precious seed
In the noon-day fair;
Sowing the precious seed
For the youthful heart’s adorning,
Sowing the precious seed
With a tender care.

Refrain:
Sowing the precious seed
Sowing the precious seed
Scattering far and wide,
With patient, loving hand;
Breaking the bread of life,
Telling o’er the gospel story,
Sowing the precious seed
In the dear homeland.

2 Sowing the precious seed
While the day is fast declining,
Sowing the precious seed
In the twilight dim;
Sowing the precious seed
Neither doubting nor repining,
Leaving it all to God,
Trusting all to Him. [Refrain]

3 Sowing the precious seed
With an earnest, true endeavor,
Sowing the precious seed
Of the golden grain,
Sowing the precious seed
And the hand withholding never,
Praying that God will send
It the sun and rain. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #141

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sowing the precious seed
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Then scatter the seed

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #141

Highest Praise #d141

Truth and Hope No. 2 #d122

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