Bringing In The Sheaves (Hymn)

Bringing In The Sheaves
Knowles Shaw (1874)

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain

Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

“Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master” is a reminder of just what we are doing when we share the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone else.  We are sowing for the Master.  Our hope and goal is to bring others to Him.  May we never waver from that duty.  

5 responses to this post.

  1. I don’t know as many of the hymns as most people do, but I knew this one! 🙂 It made me excited and showed me what my attitude should be as I go about my day and life serving Him and sharing Him.
    Thank you and God bless you!

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    • You know, now that you mention it, I think that is one of the main benefits of hymns- the help they give us with our attitude. It’s hard to sing songs like these with a bitter, complaining spirit. Thanks!

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  2. Thank you, Ben 🙂

    You just took me back to Harvest time at my old church way back when!
    Blessings to you for the memory and for this beautiful timeless hymn.

    Now I go a-singing!

    Grateful,
    ann

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  3. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Nice to see this old gospel song posted. It caught my eye because I posted an article on it myself this morning. The song was inspired by the words of Psalm 126, about the Jews return from the Babylonian Captivity. Planting new crops in their homeland was an exciting thing.

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