One sows the Word, another reaps the salvation harvest
John 4:37–38 (ASV 1901)
37For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.
G. H. Lang had the honor of reaping the harvest of salvation in a well-known ruffian. The seed had been sown in the man 28 years before by the words of a dying fellow soldier in battle.