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Harvest Bells

The fields are white to harvest, The grain is falling fast

Author: W. E. Penn
Tune: [The fields are white to harvest] (Penn)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The fields are white to harvest,
The grain is falling fast,
And soon the time of reaping
Forever will be past.

The harvest bells! oh, how they ring;
To one and all they say,
"O come, the blessèd Gospel sing,
Come work and watch and pray."

2 "Come over then and help us,"
The harvest bells do say,
"Come quickly to the rescue";
This call we must obey. [Refrain]

3 Then do not tarry longer,
"Make haste," the bells do say,
As everywhere they’re ringing,
"Work while ’tis called today". [Refrain]

4 Then let us pray and labor
Until the end we see,
’Till every friend and neighbor
From Satan shall be free. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11858

Author: W. E. Penn

Penn, William Evander. (Near village of Old Jefferson, Rutherford County, Tennessee, August 11, 1832--April 29, 1895, Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Southern Baptist. Evangelist in Texas and other states, 1875-1895. Compiled three hymnals titled Harvest Bells (1881, 1884, 1887) for use in his meetings. His hymns were primarily revivalistic in emphasis. His finest hymn, "There is a rock in a weary land, Its shadow falls on the burning sand" was paid the compliment of being reworked and issued under the name of Edward Husband in D.B. Towner's Revival Hymns (Chicago, 1905). He and his wife Corilla Frances Sayle adopted three children. Ordained December 4, 1880. --David W. Music, and additional information from the DNAH Archives See:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fields are white to harvest, The grain is falling fast
Title: Harvest Bells
Author: W. E. Penn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Harvest Bells! O how they ring
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11858
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The Cyber Hymnal #11858

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