Seeds of Promise

O scatter seeds of loving deeds

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O scatter seeds of loving deeds]
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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



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