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Harvest bells

O Christian, do not falter

Author: W. E. Penn
Tune: [O Christian! do not falter]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. O Christian! do not falter,
The harvest field is white,
And many souls are sinking
Into eternal night.

Refrain
The harvest bells are ringing,
We hear them night and day;
The harvest bells are pealing,
Go work, and watch, and pray;
The harvest bells are pealing,
Go work, watch, pray.

2. O reapers! quickly gather
The precious golden sheaves,
That day and night are falling
Like autumn’s withered leaves. [Refrain]

3. So few we find the lab’rers,
The harvest, oh, how great!
Then slumber not, dear Christian,
For soon ’twill be too late. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2170

Author: W. E. Penn

Penn, William Evander. (Near village of Old Jefferson, Rutherford County, Tennessee, August 11, 1832--April 29, 1895, Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Southern Baptist. Evangelist in Texas and other states, 1875-1895. Compiled three hymnals titled Harvest Bells (1881, 1884, 1887) for use in his meetings. His hymns were primarily revivalistic in emphasis. His finest hymn, "There is a rock in a weary land, Its shadow falls on the burning sand" was paid the compliment of being reworked and issued under the name of Edward Husband in D.B. Towner's Revival Hymns (Chicago, 1905). He and his wife Corilla Frances Sayle adopted three children. Ordained December 4, 1880. --David W. Music, and additional information from the DNAH Archives See:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Christian, do not falter
Title: Harvest bells
Author: W. E. Penn
Refrain First Line: The harvest bells are ringing
Copyright: Public Domain

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