33. A Sower's Seed Fell on a Path

1 A sower’s seed fell on a path
packed hard by foot and cart,
and hungry sparrows ate their fill
before a root could start.

Lord, give us ears to hear your Word
and hearts where seed can grow.

2 And some fell down where rocky ground
no sustenance could give.
Beneath the scorching noon-day sun
no tender plant could live. [Refrain]

3 And some seed fell among the weeds
that wove a tangling snare
to choke the green and budding plants
that never fruit would bear. [Refrain]

4 But some seed fell on fertile soil
and flourished more and more
until the joyous harvest time,
when hundredfold it bore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A sower's seed fell on a path
Title: A Sower's Seed Fell on a Path
Author: Herman G. Stuempfle
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Illumination; Jesus Christ: Teaching of; Obedience (see also Will of God)
Copyright: © 2000. GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: C. Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
Key: f minor
Source: Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, 1813.

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