In God's Harvest

Far and wide is ringing

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Far and wide is ringing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.”

Chorus:
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 >

Text Information

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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