1 Harvest fields are waiting, white the waving grain;
Christ the Master calleth, soon the day will wane.
Hasten at His bidding, join the reaper band,
Help them at their labor, work with willing hand.
Harvest fields are waiting, labor while you may;
Time is swiftly flying, dome and work today.
2 Harvest fields are waiting, do not linger long;
Borne upon the breezes, comes the reaper’s song.
Patiently, O toiler, pluck the golden grain,
Ere the shades of evening fall o’er hill and plain. [Refrain]
3 Harvest fields are waiting: who will come today,
Join the band of reapers, bear the sheaves away?
Soon the day of toiling will be ever past;
May the Master’s greeting be "Well done" at last! [Refrain]
C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
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Display Title: Harvest Fields Are WaitingFirst Line: Harvest fields are waiting, white the waving grainTune Title: GDYNIAAuthor: Birdie BellMeter: 11.11.11 DSource: Jubilant Voices by W. Howard Doane, Elisha A. Hoffman, William Kirkpatrick and Charles H. Gabriel (Chicago: Hope Publishing Company, 1905)