Scripture Verse

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


Words: How­ard Kings­bu­ry, in Echo to Hap­py Voic­es (New York: Am­er­i­can Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1869), num­ber 93.

Music: Ga­rai­son J. M. Cas­tle, in Ev­ery Sab­bath, ed­it­ed by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (Cin­cin­nati, Ohio: John Church, 1874), num­ber 78 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cas­tle’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Kings­bu­ry, would you ?


Are we sowing seeds of kindness?
They shall blossom bright ere long;
Are we sowing seeds of discord?
They shall ripen into wrong.
Are we sowing seeds of honor?
They shall bring forth golden grain;
Are we sowing seeds of falsehood?
We shall yet reap bitter pain.

We can never be too careful,
What the seed our hand shall sow;
Love for love is sure to ripen,
Hate for hate is sure to grow.
Seeds of good or ill we scatter,
Heedlessly along our way;
But a glad or grievous fruitage,
Waits us at the harvest day.