The Story Behind Bringing in the Sheaves
According to hymnary.org, "Knowles Shaw...was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents, he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was called the "singing evangelist."
As a singer, reporters of the press all spoke of his singing as something wonderful. Soon after beginning to preach, he started to compose and write music. His first hymn was "The Shining Ones," which is still popular. He published at different times five singing books: "Shining Pearls," "Golden Gate," "Sparkling Jewels," "The Gospel Trumpet," and the "Morning Star." "Bringing in the Sheaves" was one of the last songs from his hand.
Galatians 6:7 ~ Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
2 Corinthians 9:6 ~ The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Job 4:8 ~ As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.
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