#216 We Are Sowing

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1. We are sowing, daily sowing
Countless seeds of good and ill,
Scattered on the level lowland,
Cast upon the windy hill;
Seeds that sink in rich, brown furrows,
Soft with heaven’s gracious rain;
Seeds that rest upon the surface
Of the dry, unyielding plain;

2. Seeds that fall amid the stillness
Of the lonely mountain glen;
Seeds cast out in crowded places,
Trodden under foot of men;
Seeds by idle hearts forgotten,
Flung at random on the air;
Seeds by faithful souls remembered,
Sown in tears and love and prayer;

3. Seeds that lie unchanged, unquickened,
Lifeless on the teeming mold;
Seeds that live and grow and flourish
When the sower’s hand is cold.
By a whisper sow we blessings;
By a breath we scatter strife.
In our words and thoughts and actions
Lie the seeds of death and life.

4. Thou who knowest all our weakness,
Leave us not to sow alone!
Bid thine angels guard the furrows
Where the precious grain is sown,
Till the fields are crown’d with glory,
Filled with mellow, ripened ears,
Filled with fruit of life eternal
From the seed we sowed in tears.

Text: Anon., Pure Diamonds, Cleveland, 1872
Music: Henry A. Tuckett, 1852-1918

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Anonymous, Pure Diamonds, Cleveland

Music By: Henry A. Tuckett

Henry A. Tuckett (1852–1918) was an American hymn writer and poet in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Tuckett was born in St. Louis, MissouriUSA. His parents Henry Tuckett and his wife Mary Mercy Westwood were convents to the LDS Church who had recently immigrated from Great Britain and would soon move on to Utah.

Tuckett worked as a candymaker and was involved in music on the side. He wrote the music to “Choose the Right” and the music to “We Are Sowing”. Tuckett also conducted a choir in the 12th Ward in downtown Salt Lake City, in which ward he also served as superintendent of the Sunday School. As of 1888 Tuckett was a vocal music instructor on the faculty of theUniversity of Deseret (later the University of Utah).[1] In 1890, Tuckett was an unsuccessful candidate for Salt Lake City council.[2]

Tuckett’s was married to Agnes Sproul.

From 1894-1896 Tuckett served a mission to Great Britain.[3]