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I've been to the field with the reapers

I've been to the field with the reapers

Author: May L. Clayton
Tune: [I’ve been to the field with the reapers]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I’ve been to the field with the reapers
And there I have gleaned all day;
But my task was light, and my heart was glad,
For I heard the Master say:

Rest by and by, rest by and by,
Rest in the field above;
There is rest by and by, happy rest by and by,
And a crown of eternal love.

2 O sweet was the song of the reapers,
And bright was their golden grain.
As it waved in the light of the midday sun,
And it smiled o’er the harvest plain.[Refrain]

3 And still by the side of the reapers
I ask that my place may be,
Till the sun shall set, and my work is done,
And the Master calls me home. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #11

Author: May L. Clayton

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Text Information

First Line: I've been to the field with the reapers
Author: May L. Clayton
Refrain First Line: Rest by and by




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The Cyber Hymnal #9383TextScoreAudio
Include 4 pre-1979 instances