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What Are You Sowing, Sinner?

Full Text

1 What are you sowing, sinner,
Carelessly, heedlessly?
Scattering seeds of folly?
Sure will the reaping be.

Refrain:
Sowing and reaping, sowing and reaping,
Sowing and reaping, sad ’twill be;
Sowing and reaping, sowing and reaping,
Gath’ring the tares for eternity.

2 Sowing the seeds of malice,
Hatred, and bitterness,
Reaping with tears your harvest—
Sorrow and wretchedness. [Refrain]

3 Sowing of pride and passion,
Pleasure and revelry,
Reaping of wrath and torment
Through all eternity. [Refrain]

4 Sowing of sin, remember,
This shall your harvest be—
Banished from God and heaven,
Lost through eternity. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Author (refrain): Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What are you sowing, sinner
Title: What Are You Sowing, Sinner?
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Author (refrain): Barney Elliott Warren
Meter: 7.6.7.6.10.8.10.9
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sowing and reaping

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Instances

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Timeless Truths #899Text
Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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