Author: Herman G. Stuempfle Hymnal: Singing the New Testament #33 (2008) Meter: 126.96.36.199.8.6 Hymnal Title: Singing the New Testament Lyrics: 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] Topics: Illumination; Jesus Christ Teaching of; Obedience (see also Will of God) Scripture: Matthew 13:18-23 Languages: English Tune Title: MORNING SONG
A Sower's Seed Fell on a Path