No. 29 We are Sowing

“Germs” in Verse 3 is used in the older term meaning “seed”. Germs as a source of disease were just beginning to enter the public consciousness. “Latest” in Verse 4 means “last or final”.

Verse 1:
We are sowing, ever sowing,
Worthless seed or golden grain,
And by day and night ’tis spring;
Good and bad alike are bringing
Fruit we’ll reap in joy or pain,
Fruit we’ll reap in joy or pain.

Refrain:
We shall reap as we sow,
Bitter fruit or golden grain;
We shall reap as we sow,
Peace and joy, or grief and pain.

Verse 2:
We are sowing, ever sowing,
E’en in childhood’s sunny hours,
Seeds of love and peace and gladness,
Or of sorrow, pain and sadness,
Yielding thorns or fragrant flow’rs,
Yielding thorns or fragrant flow’rs.

Verse 3:
We are sowing, ever sowing,
All thro’ youth’s bright summer day;
Of with reckless hand we’re flinging
Germs that constantly are springing
Into life along our way,
Into life along our way.

Verse 4:
Still we’re sowing, ever sowing,
Till life’s latest hour has flown;
Let us then be ever careful,
Ever watchful, ever pray’rful,
For we’ll reap as we have sown,
For we’ll reap as we have sown.

Mrs. E.A. Simes/J.W. Slaughenhaup

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