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The Harvest Will Come By and By

What seed are you sowing in life's harvest field

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [What seed are you sowing in life's harvest-field]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What seed are you sowing in life’s harvest-field,
While swiftly the bright moments fly?
Each seed that you sow will spring up and grow,
And the harvest will come by and by.

Refrain:
The harvest will come by and by, by and by,
The harvest will come by and by, by and by,
Each seed that you sow will spring up and grow,
And the harvest will come by and by.

2 Sow good seed at morning, at noontide and eve,
And let thy seed wisely be cast;
Then joy shall be thine—thou needst not repine,
When cometh the reaping at last! [Refrain]

3 Be watchful and earnest and pray’rfully sow,
Trust God for the sunshine and rain;
Oh sweet it will be at harvest to know,
Thy labor has not been in vain! [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #17

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What seed are you sowing in life's harvest field
Title: The Harvest Will Come By and By
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: The harvest will come by and by
Copyright: Public Domain

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Exalted Praise #17

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Our Hymns #96

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #96

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