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Are You a Reaper?

Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whitening

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Lift up your eyes to the fields that are whitening]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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
Title: Are You a Reaper?
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you a reaper?
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Best Hymns No. 2 #d76

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #85

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Evangelical Hymnal #722

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #722

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #58

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Sacred Songs No. 1 #85

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The Gospel Pilot Hymnal #160

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The Voice of Thanksgiving #130

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #130

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #130

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