In God's Harvest

Far and wide is ringing

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Far and wide is ringing]
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1 Far and wide is ringing
Sound of angel singing—
“Come and be a worker on the Lord’s estate today;
Come! the Master needs you,
Come where duty leads you,
Come and help us reap and bear the golden grain away.”

Seek and find the grain to bind,
Seek and find the grain to bind,
Faithful to the Master of the harvest ever be;
Bring home sheaves instead of leaves,
Bring homes sheaves instead of leaves,
Saying, “Lord I bound them all for love of thee.”

2 “Come,” the Master’s calling,
“Soon will night be falling
And the time for reaping of life’s golden grain be past;
Seek the wheat-fields yonder,
And no longer squander
Precious time in dreams that end in vain regret at last.” [Chorus]

3 Join the reapers’ chorus:
“Work for God’s before us—
Come and be a gleaner in his harvest while you may;
Read the grain and bind it,
Anywhere you find it,
Bring sheaves at nightfall, singing songs along the way.” [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #78

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far and wide is ringing
Title: In God's Harvest
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Seek and find the grain to bind
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #78

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