The fields are white, 'tis harvest time

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

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

Refrain:
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

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fields are white, 'tis harvest time
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Hear ye the call

Timeline

Instances

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