Neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.@1 Corinthians 3:7

Reginald Heber (1783-1826). Published posthumously in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (London: J. Murray, 1827), pages 47-48.

Camden Road A. Hudson, in The Pilgrim Hymnal, edited by Charles L. Noyes & Charles L. Ziegler (New York: Pilgrim Press, 1904), number 538 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Reginald Heber (1783-1826)

Oh God! by whom the seed is giv’n;
By whom the harvest blest;
Whose word, like manna show’red from Heav’n,
Is planted in our breast;

Preserve it from the passing feet,
And plunderers of the air;
The sultry sun’s intenser heat,
And weeds of worldly care!

Though buried deep or thinly strown,
Do Thou Thy grace supply;
The hope in earthly furrows sown
Shall ripen in the sky!