10374. Holy Is The Seed-Time

1 Holy is the seed-time, when the buried grain
Sinks to sleep in darkness, but to wake again.
Holy is the springtime, when the living corn,
Bursting from its prison, riseth like the morn.

2 Holy is the harvest, when each ripened ear,
Bending to the sickle, crowns the golden year;
Store them in our garners; winnow them with care;
Give to God the glory in our praise and prayer.

3 Holy seed our Master soweth in His field;
Be the harvest holy which our hearts shall yield;
Be our bodies holy, resting in the clay,
Till the Resurrection summons them away.

4 Glory to the Father, who beheld our need;
Glory to the Savior, who hath sown the seed;
Glory to the Spirit, giving the increase;
Glory, as it has been, is, and ne’er shall cease!

Text Information
First Line: Holy is the seed-time, when the buried grain
Title: Holy Is The Seed-Time
Author: Margaret A. Headlam (circal 1862)
Meter: 11.11 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: These words were written for a Harvest Festival in the parish of Whorlton, Durham, England, and published in a privately printed supplement to Pott’s Hymns. They were was also given in Church Hymns (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871).
Tune Information
Composer: Albert Lowe, ?-1886
Meter: 11.11 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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