The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the Word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.@Matthew 13:23

Mar­ga­ret Snod­grass, in Augs­burg Songs (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lu­ther­an Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1885), num­ber 101.

Crest­wood John H. Kis­sing­er, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John H. Kissinger (1845–1922)

To Thee we sing, our glorious king,
Do Thou, O Savior, hear us;
And as we bow before Thee now,
Oh, be Thou very near us.


The seed is sown, the seed is sown
In faith tho’ little knowing;
The seed is sown, the seed is sown,
Oh, care Thou for the growing.

What we have heard from out Thy Word,
Enrich it with Thy blessing;
Each wandering thought while Thou hast taught,
We come to Thee confessing.


Where’er we be, still close to Thee,
Oh, keep us, Thine for ever;
We would be true in all we do,
And lose Thy blessing never.