Advent Hymnals

056. WHAT SHALL THE HARVEST BE?

Christ in Song,

1.
Sowing the seed by the daylight fair,
Sowing the seed by the noonday glare,
Sowing the seed by the fading light,
Sowing the seed in the solemn night.

Chorus:
Sown in the darkness or sown in the light,
Sown in our weakness or sown in our might;
Gathered in time or eternity,
Sure, ah!  sure will the harvest be.

2.
Sowing the seed by the wayside high,
Sowing the seed on the rocks to die,
Sowing the seed where the thorns will spoil,
Sowing the seed in the fertile soil.  [Chorus]

3.
Sowing the seed of a ling'ring pain,
Sowing the seed of a maddened brain,
Sowing the seed of a tarnished name,
Sowing the seed of eternal shame.  [Chorus]

4.
Sowing the seed with an aching heart,
Sowing the seed while the teardrops start,
Sowing in hope till the reapers come
Gladly to gather the harvest home.  [Chorus]


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Title What Shall the Harvest Be?
Key A♭ Major
Titles Sown in the darkness or sown in the light,
First Line Sowing the seed by the daylight fair
Author Emily S. Oakley
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune Sowing the seed by the daylight fair
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; The Home Eternal: Harvest Time; Special Selections: Duets
Texts Galatians 6:8
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Last updated on 29th Dec 2022 by Brian Onang'o