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
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-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.