Scripture Verse

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand. Ecclesiastes 11:6

Introduction

Words: Frank­lin L. Ei­land, in The Pro­mised Crown, ed­it­ed by James E. Tho­mas & Frank­lin Ei­land (Ole­tha, Tex­as: James E. Tho­mas, 1892).

Music: S. A. My­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know My­ers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ei­land,

portrait
Franklin L. Eiland
1860–1909

Lyrics

Sowing and reap­ing for Je­sus our king,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell!
Spreading His Gos­pel in truth as we sing,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell.

Refrain

Sowing the seed of the king­dom,
Sing it wher­ev­er you go;
Reapers shall ga­ther to­ge­ther,
Whatsoever they sow.

Sowing the words of His won­der­ful love,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell!
Pointing the er­ring to Hea­ven above,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell.

Refrain

Sowing for Je­sus, yes, sow­ing to­day,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell!
Sowing for Je­sus, for He is the way,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell.

Refrain

Sowing, still so­wing for Je­sus we send,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell!
Seed that we’ll har­vest when com­eth the end,
Beautiful sto­ry to tell.

Refrain