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

Representative 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

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Text Information

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



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