Bringing In the Sheaves

Bringing In the Sheaves

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.

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Tho 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.

Bringing in the Sheaves Hymn History

Bringing in the Sheaves is a hymn that was written by Knowles Shaw in 1874. The tune for the modern version of this song is by George Minor and he did this in 1880.

As is common with most hymn compositions, this hymn was inspired by the Bible.

In the case of this song, the inspiration for it was Psalm 126:6, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

The Bible is full of illustrations based on what was familiar to the people living at that time.

And I read somewhere that science has shown that if you use illustrations, the brain will produce a picture of the illustration and pictures stay long in the brain.

If you are a preacher and you want your audience to remember a very important point, the best way would be to relate that point with a story.

In that way, the brain will associate that story with that truth you are giving. And because most people love stories using stories will help to seal the word of God in their mind.

Any time they remember the story, they will immediately relate it to your point too.

Knowles Shaw was born on 13th October 1834 in Butler County in Ohio.

He was one of the busiest evangelists of his time and led over eleven thousand to Christ. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He wrote other hymns, but ‘Bringing in the Sheaves’ is the most popular of them by far.

Knowles Shaw died on 7th June 1878. He died in train crash.

Please find more posts on hymns’ stories and lyrics: –

Work for the Night Is Coming

Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior

All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Anywhere with Jesus

Can You Count the Stars

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