Sowing the seed of truth

Sowing the seed of truth

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Sowing the seed of truth]
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Sowing the seed of truth,
Patiently on we go,
Sowing it here and there,
Knowing not which will grow;
Jesus beholds it fall,
He will the work record;
Patiently sow the see,
Leaving it with the Lord.

Refrain:
Sowing the precious seed,
Patiently on we go,
Sowing it here, sowing it there,
Knowing not which will grow.

2 Sowing at early dawn,
Sowing in noontide ray,
Scattering still at eve,
After the busy day;
Sowing the Word of life
In the immortal soul,
Wholly by sin undone,
Freely by grace made whole. [Refrain]

3 Sowing from year to year,
Ever till life is past;
Knowing that we shall reap
Glorious fruit at last;
Jesus beholds it fall,
He will our work reward;
Patiently sow the seed,
Leaving it with the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #12

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sowing the seed of truth
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Sowing the precious seed

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #520

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d488

Festival Songs No.10 #d7

Gospel Praise Book #d227

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d114

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The Excelsior Hymnal #12

The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d25

The Gem of Gems #d128

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #171

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