The sheaf and crown

O sing to the Savior, loud anthems employ

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O sing to the Savior, loud anthems employ]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O sing to the Savior, loud anthems employ!
He came our salvation to bring;
Be ready to serve Him with ardor and joy,
And gather the sheaves for our King.

Then gather the sheaves
For daylight soon leaves,
The moments are flying on pinions so fleet;
With Jesus we’ll rest,
Eternally blest,
And lay down our sheaves at His feet.

2 The Master has bro’t us rich gifts from above,
No sorrow nor toil would He spare;
Then let us draw near Him with hearts full of love,
And labor with patience and prayer. [Refrain]

3 The harvest is ready, but reapers are few,
Now cheerfully, joyfully go;
We’ll carry our sheaves thro’ the bright, pearly gate,
Where Jesus our crowns will bestow. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #66

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sing to the Savior, loud anthems employ
Title: The sheaf and crown
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Then gather the sheaves



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