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A Hymn: The Sower

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Singing and composing hymns and other songs have been part of my life since my teenage days


Composer’s Foreword

I am not good in notes, but from the local church trainings while in choir, I have come around with this hymn using another hymn. If you know the hymn beneath, then you can join me to sing this song unto the Lord.

Be not dismayed whate’er betide

The Composed Song

1. Even during the plantin’ season

Behold a sower went forth

‘Cause there is time for everything

Behold a sower went forth


Behold a sower went forth

Even to go and plant his seeds

Word of kingdom of heav’n

Even that is the seed

2. Yea the sower even went forth

To even go and sow

On four different types of the soil

The scattered seeds fell on


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3. The way side even is the first soil

Where some scatter’d seeds fell on

The fowls came and they devoured them

For they understand it not


4. Those which fell upon the stony place

Have not tap roots in them

Therefore when persecution arose

They become offended


5. The third group fell among the thorns

And the thorns choked them up

Worries of life d’ceitfulness of wealth

Choke up the word in them


6. Those which fell into the good soil

U’derstandeth the word they heard

They bringeth forth fruits in thirtyfold

Sixty and in hundred folds


7. The seeds in the hands of the sower

Even is the word of God

The earth upon which the seeds are sown

Is the hearts of men on earth


8. Four different types of heart there be

The hearts of men on the earth

But those which fell even on good soil

Are those that brought forth fruits


9. Open thine heart even to his words

Ye brethren and even friends

Let the word of God which thou hear

Fall on good soil in thine heart


10. Give the word of God even a place

And let it sink in thine heart

It is then thou will be able

To produce many fruits.




OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on February 16, 2021:

Rita Sue Hanks Amen. Thanks for reading through the poem. Continue to stay safe.

Rita Sue Hanks from Oak Point, Texas on February 13, 2021:

Wonderful poem. I've loved the parable of the sower a long time. You've really shined a bright light on the truths in it. God bless!

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