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Who Will Reply?

The fields are white, 'tis harvest time

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [The fields are white, 'tis harvest time]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The fields are white, ‘tis harvest time,
But laborers are few,
The Lord unto his service calls
The willing and the true.

Hear ye the call, who will reply?
“Send me, O master, here am I.”
Hear ye the call, who will reply?
“Send me, O master, here am I.”

2 Faint heart, no longer idly stand,
Nor yet an hour delay,
The gath’ring clouds a storm foretells,
Arise, go work today! [Refrain]

3 Wait not for other hands to do
The service of the Lord;
“To every man his work” is given,
And each receives reward. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #101

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fields are white, 'tis harvest time
Title: Who Will Reply?
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear ye the call, who will reply?
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Harvest Bells No.3 #d90

Heart and Voice #d165

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Heart and Voice #70

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The Missionary Triumph #17

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Welcome Tidings #111

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Wondrous Love #101

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