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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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

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TextAudio

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