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

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then reapers, haste, the skies are clear
Copyright: Public Domain



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