“Bringing in the Sheaves”


The farmers go out "sowing in the morning (evening, sunshine, shadows, etc.), sowing seeds of kindness." In the end, "We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves"


Based, rather loosely, on Psalm 126:6, translated in the King James version as "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." In the New Revised Standard Version, this becomes "Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, Carrying their sheaves." - RBW

Same tune

  • Bringing In the Cows (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 105)


  • Eva Quartet, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Gennett 6335, 1927)
  • Earl Johnson's Dixie Entertainers, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (OKeh 45512, 1931; rec. 1930)
  • Parker & Dodd, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Conqueror 8131, 1933)
  • Stamps Quartet, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Victor 21035, 1927)


  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 351, "Bringing In The Sheaves" (1 text)
  3. ADDITIONAL: Charles Johnson, One Hundred and One Famous Hymns (Hallberg, 1982), pp. 194-196, "Bringing in the Sheaves" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #14041
  5. BI, FSWB351C


Author: Words: Knowles Shaw (1834-1878) / Music: George A. Minor ((1845-1904)
Earliest date: 1927 (recordings, Eva Quartet, Stamps Quartet)
Keywords: religious nonballad