Sowing the seed of truth

Sowing the seed of truth

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Sowing the seed of truth]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 seed,
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

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #520

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