Bringing In the Sheaves

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Bringing In the Sheaves
by Knowles Shaw
Vincent van Gogh - Sheaves of Wheat, 1890.jpg
"Sheaves of Wheat" (1890) by Vincent van Gogh
Genre Hymn
Written 1874
Based on Psalm 126:6
Meter 12.11.12.11 with refrain

"Bringing in the Sheaves" is a popular American Gospel song used almost exclusively by Protestant Christians (though the content is not specifically Protestant in nature). The lyrics were written in 1874 by Knowles Shaw, who was inspired by Psalm 126:6, "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."[1] Shaw also wrote music for these words, but they are now usually set to a tune by George Minor, written in 1880.

Lyrics[edit]

Knowles Shaw
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.
Refrain
Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though 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.
Refrain

In popular culture[edit]

The song is sung in:

"Bringing in the Sheaves" is played instrumentally in:

In the 1950s in the United States, the lyrics were re-written to help children learn the names of the disciples of Jesus. the lyrics were:

There were 12 disciples Jesus called to help him

Simon Peter, Andrew, James, his brother John,

Philip, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Zebedee,

Thaddeus, Simon, Judas, and Bartholomew

Bringing in the sheep, bringing in the sheep,

there were 12 disciples bringing in the sheep.

Bringing in the sheep, bringing in the sheep,

there were 12 disciples bringing in the sheep.

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