The Fields are White

Far and near the fields are golden

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Far and near the fields are golden]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Far and near the fields are golden,
With their wealth of ripened grain,
Far and near o’er hill and valley,
Comes the oft repeated strain.

For the fields are white to harvest,
But the laborers are few,
Who will heed the call to service,
There is work for all to do.

2 Far and near the call is sounding,
Who will go and work today,
Souls are perishing around us,
Who will now the call obey. [Chorus]

3 Precious jewels for His kingdom,
Go and gather while you may,
Soon the golden sun will vanish,
Soon will come the close of day. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #92

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far and near the fields are golden
Title: The Fields are White
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For the fields are white to harvest
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #92

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