Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whitening

Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whitening

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whit’ning]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whit’ning;
Hark! ‘tis the voice of the master and Lord;
See, on each side there is work for the reaper,
Sheaves that are golden shall be the reward.

Refrain:
Are you a reaper?
Are you a reaper?
Gathering fruit unto life evermore?
Lift up your eyes, for the harvest is ready;
Hasten, oh, hasten to gather your store!

2 Look on the fields how the harvest is wasting,
Waiting for reapers to garner it in;
He that is faithful receiveth his wages;
Joy everlasting the reaper shall win. [Refrain]

3 Souls that are ready to enter the kingdom,
Wait for the glad invitation today;
“Go ye and tell,” is the word of the Master,
Servant of Jesus, oh, hear, and obey. [Refrain]

4 Reap for His glory in fields that are nearest,
Look all abroad, for the harvest is white:
O’er the wide earth are the sheaves to be garnered,
Hasten, O reaper, fast cometh the night. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #130

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whitening
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Are you a reaper

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best Hymns No. 2 #d76
Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #85Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #722Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #58Page Scan
Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #85Page Scan
The Gospel Pilot Hymnal: a collection of new and standard hymns for Sunday schools, young peoples' societies, gospel and social meetings #160Page Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving #130TextAudioPage Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #130Page Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #130Page Scan



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