Seeds of Promise

O scatter seeds of loving deeds

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O scatter seeds of loving deeds]
Published in 67 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.

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 Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

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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