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 give 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.

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