Bringing In the Sheaves

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Bringing in the Sheaves
by Knowles Shaw
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Hymn writer Knowles Shaw
GenreHymn
Written1874
Based onPsalm 126:6
Meter12.11.12.11 with refrain
Wheatsheaves in a Field (1885) by Vincent van Gogh

"Bringing in the Sheaves" is a popular American Gospel song used almost exclusively by Protestant Christians (though the content is not specifically Protestant in nature). The lyrics were written in 1874 by Knowles Shaw, who was inspired by Psalm 126:6, "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."[1] Shaw also wrote music for these words, but they are now usually set to a tune by George Minor, written in 1880.[2]

Lyrics

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Refrain:
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves,
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
Refrain
Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.[3]
Refrain

In popular culture

References

  1. ^ ""LIFE OF KNOWLES SHAW THE SINGING EVANGELIST" by William Baxter, at therestorationmovement.com". Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  2. ^ Kalinak, Kathryn (2007). How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford (illustrated ed.). University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520252349. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  3. ^ "429. Bringing In the Sheaves". Harry Plantinga. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  4. ^ ""Little House on the Prairie" Mr. Edward's Homecoming (TV Episode 1974) - IMDb" – via www.imdb.com.

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