73. What Shall the Harvest Be?

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;
O! what shall the harvest be?
O! what shall the harvest be?

Refrain:
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;
O! what shall the harvest be?
O! what shall the harvest be? [Refrain]

3 Sowing the seed of a lingering pain,
Sowing the seed of a maddened brain,
Sowing the seed of a tarnished name,
Sowing the seed of eternal shame;
O! what shall the harvest be?
O! what shall the harvest be? [Refrain]

4 Sowing the seed with an aching heart,
Sowing the seed while the tear-drops start,
Sowing in hope till the reapers come,
Gladly to gather the harvest home;
O! what shall the harvest be?
O! what shall the harvest be? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Sowing the seed by the daylight fair
Title: What Shall the Harvest Be?
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1883
Scripture: Galatians 6:7
Refrain First Line: Sown in the darkness or sown in the light
Tune Information
Name: [Sowing the seed by the daylight fair]
Composer: P. P. Bliss



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