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.

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 >

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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