As Ye Sow, Ye Shall Reap

What are you sowing, my brother, The bitter seeds of sin?

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [What are you sowing, my brother]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What are you sowing, my brother,
The bitter seeds of sin?
Then you will gather, my brother,
A harvest of sorrow in.

Refrain:
As ye sow ye shall reap,
As ye sow ye shall reap,
Seeds of truth or seeds of sin;
As ye sow ye shall gather in,
As ye sow ye shall reap.

2 What are you sowing, my brother,
Art sowing to the flesh?
Then you will gather, my brother,
A harvest of woes afresh. [Refrain]

3 What are you sowing, my brother,
The seeds of holiness?
Then you will gather, my brother,
A harvest of happiness. [Refrain]

4 What are you sowing, my brother,
The seeds of truth and right?
Then you will gather, my brother,
A harvest of glory bright. [Refrain]


Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #84

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What are you sowing, my brother, The bitter seeds of sin?
Title: As Ye Sow, Ye Shall Reap
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Copyright: Public Domain

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