Scripture Verse

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7

Introduction

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Charles E. Orr
(1861–1933)

Words: Charles E. Orr, in Sal­va­tion Ech­oes (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet, 1900), num­ber 19.

Music: Maas­tricht Clar­ence E. Hun­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hun­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Orr, would you ?

Lyrics

As pilgrims and strangers we journey thro’ life,
Thro’ sunshine and shadow, thro’ calm and thro’ strife;
Each day we are scattering seed as we go;
Some day ’twill be harvest—we reap what we sow.

Tho’ weary and worn and alone in your way,
And storm clouds are gathering dark in your day,
Weep not, toiling one, neither faint as you go;
The harvest is nearing—we reap what we sow.

Tho’ life may appear as a cold barren waste,
And comes no return of the bread you have cast,
Continue to do loving deeds as you go;
The harvest is nearing—we reap what we sow.

We’ll reap what we sow when the harvest is come,
Some day we shall garner the deeds we have done;
Then heed not the storm nor the cold winds that blow;
Toil on till the harvest—we reap what we sow.