See The Harvesters Reaping

See the harvesters reaping

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [See the harvesters reaping]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See the harvesters reaping!
Idle they never stand;
They are faithfully keeping,
Keeping the Lord’s command.

Reaping, reaping,
Chanting a hopeful strain!
Go and help them labor,
Reaping the golden grain.

2 See the harvesters reaping,
Many be they or few!
And, if smiling or weeping,
Toiling the whole day through! [Refrain]

3 See the harvesters reaping,
Gathering all they may!
Sheaves of life they are keeping,
Ready to bear away! [Refrain]

4 See the harvesters reaping,
Reaping the harvest vast;
Though the shadows be creeping,
Still they are working fast! [Refrain]

5 See the harvesters reaping,
Patient, and brave, and true!
Be not idle, nor sleeping,
When there is work to do. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13774

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See the harvesters reaping
Title: See The Harvesters Reaping
Author: E. R. Latta
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Reaping, reaping, chanting a hopeful strain
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13774
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The Cyber Hymnal #13774

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