1 The bright summer days have been fleeting,
With sunshine and quick’ning show’rs;
The harvester’s chorus of greeting
Has followed the springtime flow’rs.
Where, O where are the golden sheaves?
Thou hast gathered nought but leaves;
Haste, for alas! the harvest may pass,
Without any golden grain;
Go to sowing and labor long,
(Summer ends with a reaper’s song);
Sing it again, your harvest refrain,
Rejoicing with golden grain.
2 The fields that were white for the reaping,
Stand sere in the twilight gray;
The harvesters listen with weeping,
To hear what their Lord will say. [Refrain]
3 O reaper, go forth to your duty,
Or ever the time is past;
The King to be hold in his beauty
Shall be your reward at last. [Refrain]
Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: Where Are Your Sheaves?First Line: The bright summer days have been fleetingTune Title: [The bright summer days have been fleeting]Author: Jennie E. HusseyScripture: Jeremiah 8:20Date: 1903