Trust the Seeds (a cappella version)

SATB a cappella

A meditation on the faith demonstrated by planting seeds, whether they be the "garden variety" or the seeds of life. Appropriate for worship or concert settings in any season of the year.


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Florida District Choral Festival of the Unitarian Universalist Association; Ann Hossler, conductor. Vero Beach, FL
William Horlick High School Chorale; Ellen Christensen, conductor. Racine, WI
Wolfgang Ziegler, conductor. Benefit Concert for Zonta International, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Lackawana Trail High School Choir; Jodi Rinehimer, conductor. Factoryville, PA
Mastersingers of Berks Classical Children's Chorus; Jodi Rinehimer, conductor. Reading, PA
Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington; C. Paul Heins, conductor. College Park, MD
Towson University Chorale; Paul Rardin, conductor. Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
Sage Chapel Choir; Richard Riley, conductor. Ithaca, NY
Sherwood High School Choir; Bill Evans, conductor. Sandy Spring, MD
Eastern Mennonite High School Choir; Jay Hartzler, conductor. Roanoke, VA
ACDA Voices United 2002 Festival Chorus; Paul Rardin, conductor. Washington, DC


"The poetry is exquisite. And the changing meter matches the natural flow of the text so beautifully." Jodi Rinehimer, Director of Music, MasterSingers of the Berks Classical Children's Chorus (Reading, PA)

Text Author or Source: 
Elizabeth Alexander

"Trust the Seeds"
Lyric by composer Elizabeth Alexander

Trust the seeds, although they lie in darkness,
Stirring beyond your watchful eye.
Though they may not flower as you dreamed they would,
When the planting's over you must trust the seeds.

Some soon bloom to fill your heart with wonder,
Some only after you are gone,
You must give them freedom to grow as they should.
Give them room to spread their roots, and trust the seeds.

In your heart, you know that some may wither,
All you can do is hope and pray.
Some will rise up grander than you dreamed they could.
There is joy in planting if you trust the seeds.

© 1995 by Elizabeth Alexander.