Seeds of promise

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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.

Refrain:
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

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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
Fillmores' Gospel Songs for Young People's Meetings, Prayer Meetings, Revival Meetings, and Sunday School #d99
Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d58
Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d29
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
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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 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 Evangelical Church School Hymnal #d208
The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #138Image
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #d124
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 #d380
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #414Image
The Praise Hymnal #d328
The Redeemer's Praise #d140
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
Triumphant Songs No.1 #218
Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #118TextImageAudio