Now Lord Thy Heavenly Seed Is Sown

Now, Lord, the heav’nly seed is sown,
Be it thy servant’s care
Thy heavenly blessing to bring down,
By humble fervent prayer.

In vain we plant without thine aid,
And water too in vain;
LORD of the harvest, GOD of grace,
Send down thy heav’nly rain.

Then shall our chearful hearts and tongues
Begin this song divine;
“Thou, LORD, hast given the rich increase
“And be the glory thine.