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What will your harvest be

Representative Text

1 This is the golden seed-time,
What will your harvest yield?
What is the seed, O sower,
Dropped in the waiting field?
Into the open furrow,
Under the sunlight free,
See from your hand is falling,
Oh! what will your harvest be?
What will you harvest be,
What will your harvest be?

2 Sowing the seeds of sorrow,
Planting the thorns of wrong,
Look to the end, thou sower,
Tho' it may tarry long;
Sowing in sin and doubting,
Seed for eternity,
Reaping the fruit hereafter,
Oh! what will your harvest be?
What will you harvest be,
What will your harvest be?

3 What of your seed, beloved,
You who have named His name?
Is it from out the garner,
Precious and still the same?
Are you a careless idler?
What is your hope and plea?
When you must join the reapers,
Oh! what will your harvest be?
What will you harvest be,
What will your harvest be?

4 Earnest and faithful toilers,
Bearing the precious seed,
Sowing beside all waters,
Ready in word and deed,
You shall return rejoicing,
You shall the Master see;
When the ripe sheaves are garner'd,
Oh! blest will your harvest be.
Blest will you harvest be,
Blest will your harvest be.

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #6

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is the golden seed time
Title: What will your harvest be
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #87

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #6

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Crowning Glory #79

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Hymns of His Grace #151b

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New Soul Winning Songs #18

Songs of Peace and Power #d238

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Soul Winning Songs #44

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #150

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d370

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d371

The Supplement to "The Century Gospel Songs" #d171

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