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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
Sowing and Reaping
By John Keble (1792–1866)
 
WE scatter seeds with careless hand,
      And dream we ne’er shall see them more:
    But for a thousand years
      Their fruit appears
    In weeds that mar the land,        5
      Or healthful store.
 
The deeds we do, the words we say,
Into still air they seem to fleet:
    We count them ever past,
      But they shall last.        10
    In the dread judgment they
      And we shall meet.
 
 
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