The harvest home

Oft our voices here we raise

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Oft our voices here we raise]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oft our voices here we raise,
Singing songs of joyful praise,
To the Lamb who sits upon the throne;
But our bliss will be complete,
When we gather at His feet,
Trophy-laden for the “Harvest Home.”

Refrain:
I’ll be ready for the “Harvest Home,”
I am waiting for the King to come;
What a meeting!
Blessed meeting!
When we gather at the “Harvest Home.”

2 With the dear ones gathered in,
From the fields all rife with sin,
From His presence never more to roam;
We will lay our burdens down,
And receive a starry crown,
When we gather at the “Harvest Home.” [Refrain]

3 What a greeting there will be,
When our loved ones we shall see,
And the Christ who for our sins atoned;
There in blessed harmony,
Safe with them we’ll ever be,
In a never ending “Harvest Home.” [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #40

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oft our voices here we raise
Title: The harvest home
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: I'll be ready for the harvest home
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