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Weeping Goes Forth the particular Sower

Christopher Newman Hall was an English Nonconformist leader in the nineteenth century and one whom dedicated much of his ministry to composing poetry and songs. I previously discussed his poem “ Thy Way Will be Best” and today desired to share another associated with his—a simple sonnet based on a passage from Psalm 126: “ He who else continually goes on weeping, bearing seeds for sowing, will doubtless come once again with rejoicing, getting his sheaves with him. ” Here is his poetic decryption, his poetic support:

Weeping goes forth the sower in the way;

Weeping—although he beareth valuable seed;

Weeping—because he knows his utter need;

Weeping through several a dark plus stormy day.

He weeps designed for goodly grain toss quite away;

For barren footpath, and delusive ground

Where rocks, scarce hidden, all his labour foil;

For earlier bloom of expectations that will not stay;

For thriving vegetation choked up by many people a weed;

Yet ceases never to sow, and watch, and pray.

The Saviour, as He sowed, did weep and hemorrhage,

But now rejoices with the fruit alway:

So , like the Master, he who seem to sows and grieves,

Shall doubtless come again with joyful sheaves.