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.

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

Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York. As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include: Pilgrim’s Harp Casket Casket Complete Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864) Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871) Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873) Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874) The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874) Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… 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



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

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Page Scan

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

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