1 Sowing the seed of the Kingdom, sowing the seed by the way,
Working for Jesus, our Saviour, day by day;
Lavishly casting it broadcast over the hill and the plain;
Lo! in the rain and the sunshine, springs the grain!
Wonderful seed, heavenly seed,
Bearing abundant blessing divine,
Bearing abundant blessing divine, abundance blessing divine;
Beautiful sheaves, glorious sheaves,
Shall at the time of their reaping be thine.
2 Sowing the seed of the Kingdom, mercy and kindness and love,
Blessing the eye of the Master throned above;
Out in the field in the morning, toiling with courage and cheer,
Work till the stars of the ev’ning shall appear. [Refrain]
3 Sowing the seed of the Kingdom, sowing with patience and care;
Pray’rfully taking the message ev’rywhere;
Going on errands of mercy, strengthen’d with pow’r from on high,
Trustfully wait for the harvest by and by. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Sowing the SeedFirst Line: Sowing the seed of the Kingdom, sowing the seed by the wayTune Title: [Sowing the seed of the kingdom]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1916Subject: Choir and Chorus Selections | ; Missions | ; Sowing and Reaping | ; Work |