Seeds of Promise

O scatter seeds of loving deeds

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O scatter seeds of loving deeds]
Published in 65 hymnals

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1 Oh, scatter seeds of loving deeds
Along the fertile field,
For grain will grow from what you sow,
And fruitful harvest yield.

Then day by day, along your way,
The seeds of promise cast,
That ripened grain from hill and plain
Be gathered home at last.

2 Tho’ sown in tears thro’ weary years,
The seed will surely live;
Tho’ great the cost, it is not lost,
For God will fruitage give. [Refrain]

3 The harvest-home of God will come;
And after toil and care,
With joy untold your sheaves of gold
Will all be garnered there. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #118

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie B. Pounds (1861-1921) Born: Au­gust 31, 1861, Hir­am, Ohio (near Cleve­land). Died: March 3, 1921, Hir­am, Ohio. Buried: Fair­view Cem­e­te­ry, Hir­am, Ohio. Jessie Pounds was in poor health as a child, and re­ceived her ear­ly edu­ca­tion at home. At age 15, she be­gan sub­mit­ting ar­ti­cles to Cleve­land news­pa­pers and var­i­ous re­li­gious pub­li­ca­tions. In 1896, she mar­ried Rev­er­end John Pounds, pas­tor of the Cen­tral Christ­ian Church in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na. In her ear­ly years, an ed­i­tor com­ment­ed that some of her po­e­try would make good hymn texts. So be­gan her song writ­ing ca­reer. Over her life­time, she wrote 50 li­bret­tos for can­ta­ta… Go to person page >

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First Line: O scatter seeds of loving deeds
Title: Seeds of Promise
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Then day by day along your way



Instances (64)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Billows of Song #d124
Choice Gospel Songs #d143
Christian Hymns No. 1 #114Image
Christian Work-songs #d132
Complete Christian Hymnal #d139
Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d158
Crowning Day No. 3 #60Image
Everlasting Praises No. 2 #d95
Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d29
Fillmores' Gospel Songs for Young People's Meetings, Prayer Meetings, Revival Meetings, and Sunday School #d99
Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d58
Gleanings of Praise #d140
Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #104ImageAudio
Golden Grain: No. 1: for Sabbath schools, gospel meetings, etc. #78Image
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d299
Gospel Songs No. 2 #d108
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d237
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d221
Heart Echoes #d19
Heart Echoes #d36
Heart Songs : a new collection for Sunday schools #134Image
Heralds of Grace #d71
Hymns for Today #d181
Hymns of Praise for the Church and Sunday School #d155
Hymns of Praise Number Two #d171
Inspirational Songs for Sunday School, Social Worship, Missionary and Evangelistic Work #d174
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #38Image
Life and Light No.2 #d77
Loving Voices: for Sunday-school, church and home circle #171Image
Magnificat: a Hymnal for Sunday Schools #d133
New Anti-Saloon Songs #d66
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d132
Sacred Selections for the Church #d336
Salvation Songs: for gospel meetings, Endeavor Societies, Epworth Leagues, Baptist Unions, Sunday schools and prayer meetings #134Image
Selected Sunday School Songs #d128
Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d59
Songs for Christ and the Church: a collection of songs for the use of Christian endeavor societies, sunday-schools, and other church events #89Image
Songs for Young People #69Image
Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #259Image
Songs of Rejoicing: a collection of new songs for the Sunday-school #46Image
Songs of the Evening Light #43Image
Songs of the Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #194Image
Spirit and Life No. 2: a collection of new songs for the Sunday school, young people's societies, gospel and devotional meetings, etc., etc. #45Image
Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #178Image
Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #151Image
Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d144
The Church Hymnal : the Official Hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. l3th ed. #d311
The Cyber Hymnal #8141TextAudioScore
The Evangelical Church School Hymnal #d208
The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #138Image
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #31Image
The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d126
The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d190
The Life Line: a Choice Collection of New and Standard Gospel Songs, Adapted for Use in Christian Endeavor ... and all Young People's Societies #d86
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #498
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #414Image
The Praise Hymnal #d328
The Redeemer's Praise #120Image
The Seed Sower: a collection of songs for Sunday schools and gospel meetings #47Image
The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d169
The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d169
The Shining Way No. 2 #d66
The Young People's Hymnal, adapted to the use of Sunday schools, epworth leagues, prayer meetings, and revivals #68Image
Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #118TextImageAudio