Keble, John, M.A., was born at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on St. Mark's Day, 1792. His father was Vicar of Coln St. Aldwin's, about three miles distant, but lived at Fairford in a house of his own, where he educated entirely his two sons, John and Thomas, up to the time of their entrance at Oxford. In 1806 John Keble won a Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, and in 1810 a Double First Class, a distinction which up to that time had been gained by no one except Sir Robert Peel. In 1811 he was elected a Fellow of Oriel, a very great honour, especially for a boy under 19 years of age; and in 1811 he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays. It is somewhat remarkable that amid this brilliantly successful career,… Go to person page >
We scatter seeds with careless hand. J. Keble. [Power of Little Things.] This, in Hymns for Use in the Chapel of Marlborough College, 1899, is composed of st. iii., iv. of "Five loving souls, each one as mine," in Keble's Lyra Innocentium, 1846, p. 102.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: We Scatter SeedsFirst Line: We scatter seeds with careless handTune Title: [We scatter seeds with careless hand]Author: John DebleSource: Voice of Joy by James H. Rosecrans (Cincinnati: Fillmore Brothers, 1882)