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In thy field I would wield sickles brave and true

In thy field I would wield sickles brave and true

Author: J. R. Baxter
Tune: [In Thy field I would wield sickles brave and true]
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In Thy field I would wield sickles brave and true,
In the fight for the right I would dare and do,
Spend my days in Thy praise all the journey thru,
Let me live close to Thee each day.

Let me live close to Thee,
Take my hand, dear Lord, and guide me all along the rugged way;
O let me live close to Thee
Let me walk and talk with Thee, dear Lord each day.

2 Not the crown nor renown that the world might see,
I would work, never shirk blessed Lord, for Thee,
But to know where I go that my soul is free,
Let me live close to Thee each day. [Refrain]

3 Help me bear and to share some poor pilgrim’s load,
Be my friend to the end of the toilsome road,
I would sing to my King in the soul’s abode,
Let me live close to Thee each day. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #174

Author: J. R. Baxter

Jesse Randall (Pap) Baxter, Jr. (1887-1960) Born: December 8, 1887, Lebanon, Alabama. Died: January 21, 1960. Baxter grew up in De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. In 1926, he bought part of Vir­gil Stamps’ Gos­pel mu­sic firm, which be­came the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny, one of the most suc­cess­ful Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lish­ers of the ear­ly 20th Century. Bax­ter ran the com­pa­ny’s Chat­ta­noo­ga, Ten­nes­see, of­fice un­til Stamps’ death in 1940, then moved to Dall­as, Tex­as, to run the main of­fice. Af­ter Bax­ter’s death, his Clarice ran the bus­i­ness un­til she died; it was then sold to Zon­der­van. Bax­ter was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu­sic As… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In thy field I would wield sickles brave and true
Author: J. R. Baxter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let me live close to thee



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

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Gospel Quartets #d75

Old Camp Meeting Songs #d61

Our Leader #d56

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d165

Rainbow Rays #d53

Sacred Selections for the Church #201


Soul Inspiring Songs #174

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d107

Timely Songs for Church, Singing School and Conventions #d47

Worship in Song #d81

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