The Reapers

Behold the changing autumn leaves

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [Behold the changing autumn leaves]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold the changing autumn leaves,
Behold the fields of rip’ning grain,
Go gather in the golden sheaves
From valley, hill, and distant plain.

Chorus:
Then, reapers, haste, the skies are clear,
The fields resound the glad refrain.
The harvesters, from far and near,
Are gath’ring in the golden grain.

2 Behold the harvest of the Lord!
Behold the broad and whitening fields!
Send out the call, send forth the word,
Till hundredfold the harvest yields. [Chorus]

3 Why idly stand? there’s work for all;
The Master calls, why longer wait?
Go, gather in both great and small,
Make haste, or you will be too late. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #72

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the changing autumn leaves
Title: The Reapers
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Then reapers, haste, the skies are clear
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Garlands of Praise #122b

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Gleanings of sacred song #82

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Gospel Praise Book. #72

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Gospel Praise Book #72

The Corona #d11

The Dominion Hymnal #d20

The Gem of Gems #d18

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d3

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #161

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