Scripture Verse

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Ecclesiastes 11:6


Charles C. Case (1843–1918)

Words: Charles E. Poll­ock, in Won­drous Love, ed­it­ed by George F. Root & Charles Case (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1885), num­ber 61.

Music: Charles C. Case (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Poll­ock (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Only a word for the Mas­ter,
Lovingly, quietly said;
Only a word, yet the Mas­ter heard,
And some fainting hearts were fed.


Only a word, only a word,
Only a word, yet the Mas­ter heard.

Only some act of devotion,
Willingly, joyfully done;
Surely ’twas naught, so the proud world thought,
But yet souls for Christ were won.


Only an hour with the children,
Pleasantly, cheerfully giv’n;
Yet seed was sown in that hour alone,
Which would bring forth fruit for Heav’n.


Only—but Je­sus is looking
Constantly, tenderly down
To earth, and sees those who strive to please,
And their love He loves to crown.