Sow in the morn thy seed (Francis Duckworth)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-31)  CPDL #69473:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-05-31).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Sow in the morn thy seed
Composer: Francis Duckworth
Lyricist: James Montgomery
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1921
Description: Hymn Tune: Downham

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Original text and translations

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1 Sow in the morn thy seed,
At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear give thou no heed,
Broadcast it o’er the land.

2 Beside all waters sow,
The highway furrows stock,
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow,
Scatter it on the rock.

3 The good, the fruitful ground
Expect not, here nor there;
O’er hill and dale, by plots ‘tis found:
Go forth, then everywhere.

4 And duly shall appear,
In verdure, beauty, strength,
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear,
And the full corn at length.

5 Thou canst not toil in vain;
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry,
Shall foster and mature the grain
For garners in the sky.

6 Thence, when the glorious end,
The day of God is come,
The angels reapers shall descend,
And heaven cry, “Harvest Home.”