Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

What a reaping there will be

In the field of Christian duty

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [In the field of Christian duty]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 In the field of Christian duty there’s a place for every one,
And the moments like the shadows glide away;
But there’s work to do for Jesus, and a work that must be done,
From the dawning till the closing of the day.

Sowing, praying, trusting, waiting,
Till the coming of the Master we shall see,
Then among the tried and faithful in the harvest fields above,
What a reaping, what a reaping there will be.

2 O, that field of Christian duty all around us we may find,
And we need not turn our footsteps far away,
There are weary ones to comfort, there are broken hearts to bind,
From the dawning to the closing of the day. [Refrain]

3 Yes, there’s work to do for Jesus,—there are sinners to reclaim,—
We must scatter love and kindness in their way;
With a patient, humble spirit we must labor in his name,
From the dawning to the closing of the day. [Refrain]

4 In that field of Christian duty we are toiling not in vain,
For the Saviour will reward us by and by;
Oh, ‘tis worth our strongest efforts, more than worth a life of praise!
When we think of yonder mansions in the sky. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #12

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the field of Christian duty
Title: What a reaping there will be
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Sowing, praying, trusting



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Band Music #24Page Scan
Selection of Hymns, for the use of the first M. E. Church, Cape May City #73Page Scan
Sing Out the Glad News #d30
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #166Page Scan
The Ark of Praise #12TextAudioPage Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us