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© 2012 Mary-Elizabeth Kadlub
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These people work hard to ‘bring in the sheaves’ along the alpine slopes. It could be they are just trimming their tall grass or hay for their livestock. Despite the particulars of what’s contained in this photograph (and the old camera that I captured it on), I find it beautiful on many levels.

It reminds me of a song that I grew up singing. The words were penned by Knowles Shaw in 1874, and later was set to music by George A. Minor in 1880.

“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.

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."

Lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/b/r/bringing.htm. Based on Psalm 126:5-6 in the Holy Bible.

Taken on a walk in Beatenberg, Switzerland.

May 8, 2010.

Canon PowerShot SD450

I desire to glorify God through all avenues of life and bless others in the process. Taking images of what He’s created with His hands, then sharing them – unrefined, is part of my expression.

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