Tears of the Sower/ songs of the Reaper

When I am driving to Big Sandy and back these days, I see that the fields are full of folks sowing their crops and hoping for a good harvest and good prices.

I think of that famous favorite hymn of the famous Methodist Missionary Brother Van, “Harvest Time” by W. A. Spencer.

The hymn is about planting and reaping and tears and singing and mostly about life which is not always pleasant.

In addition the hymn is not really about planting and reaping at all but about grace, our souls, good times and bad and how to live life.

You don’t have to be a Methodist to get why Brother Van loved this hymn s...