The Fields Are White

Lift up your eyes upon the land

Author: Matthias Sheeleigh, 1821-1900
Tune: [Lift up your eyes upon the land]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lift up your eyes upon the land,
For white the fields appear;
The harvest of the world’s at hand,
The reaping time is here.

Stay not to wait repeated call;
The King’s work needeth haste;
Leave not the grain unreaped to fall,
The priceless crop to waste.

2 Ye men and maidens of the Lord,
Be not the call delayed;
Rise to the work with full accord,
Thrust in the sickle blade. [Refrain]

3 Wait not until the wane of day;
Your loins now quickly gird;
E’en ere the dew has dried away,
Answer the Master’s word. [Refrain]

4 How soon will pass the morning prime,
Think not the hours will stay;
Soon will it be your eventime,
How soon will close your day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11947

Author: Matthias Sheeleigh, 1821-1900

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Text Information

First Line: Lift up your eyes upon the land
Title: The Fields Are White
Author: Matthias Sheeleigh, 1821-1900
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Stay not to wait repeated call
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11947
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