Other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.@Matthew 13:8
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Palmer Hartsough (1844-1932)

Original version written by Palmer Hartsough, 1888, revised in 1896. Reworked by Frederick A. Fillmore in The Wonderful Story in Song (Cincinnati, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), number 211 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frederick A. Fillmore (1856-1925)

Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother,
In the morning bright and fair?
Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother,
In the heat of the noonday’s glare?

Refrain

For the harvest time is coming on,
And the reapers’ work will soon be done;
Will your sheaves be many? Will you garner any
For the gathering at the harvest home?

Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, sister,
In the still and solemn night?
Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, sister,
For a harvest pure and white?

Refrain

Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother,
All along the fertile way?
Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, sister?
You must reap at the last great day!

Refrain