In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.@Ecclesiastes 11:6
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Charles C. Case (1843-1918)

Charles E. Pollock, in Wondrous Love, edited by George F. Root & Charles C. Case (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church Company, 1885), number 61.

Charles C. Case (🔊 pdf nwc).

Only a word for the Master,
Lovingly, quietly said;
Only a word, yet the Master heard,
And some fainting hearts were fed.

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Only a word, only a word,
Only a word, yet the Master heard.

Only some act of devotion,
Willingly, joyfully done;
Surely ’twas naught, so the proud world thought,
But yet souls for Christ were won.

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Only an hour with the children,
Pleasantly, cheerfully giv’n;
Yet seed was sown in that hour alone,
Which would bring forth fruit for Heav’n.

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Only—but Jesus is looking
Constantly, tenderly down
To earth, and sees those who strive to please,
And their love He loves to crown.

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