Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.@Galatians 6:7
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Charles C. Case (1843-1918)

Daniel W. Whittle, in The Voice of Praise, by Anthony J. Showalter & H. A. Lewis (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter 1889), alt. Some hymnals show the author as El Nathan, one of Whittle’s pseudonyms.

Charles C. Case, in Triumphant Songs No. 3 (Chicago, Illinois: Edwin O. Excell, 1892), number 94 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel W. Whittle (1840-1901)

Be careful what you sow,
For seed will surely grow;
The dew will fall, the rain will splash,
The clouds grow dark, the lightning flash;
And he who sows good seed today,
Shall reap good seed tomorrow;
And he who sows good seed today,
Shall reap with joy tomorrow.

Refrain

Be careful what you sow,
For seed will surely grow;
And he who sows good seed today,
Shall reap with joy tomorrow.

Be careful what you sow,
For seed will surely grow;
Where it may fall, you cannot know,
In sun or shade, ’twill surely grow;
And he who sows good seed today,
Shall reap good seed tomorrow;
And he who sows good seed today,
Shall reap with joy tomorrow.

Refrain

Be careful what you sow,
The weed you plant will grow;
The scattered seed, from thoughtless hand,
Must gathered be, by God’s command;
And he who sows wild oats today,
Must reap the crop tomorrow;
And he who sows wild oats today,
Shall reap with tears tomorrow.

Refrain

Then let us sow good deeds,
And not the briars and weeds;
Then harvest time its joys shall bring,
And when we reap, our hearts shall sing;
And he who sows good seed today
Shall reap good seed tomorrow;
And he who sows good seed today
Shall reap good seed tomorrow.

Refrain