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The field is the world

Representative Text

1 The reapers are loudly singing,
As out in the harvest field
They gather the grain from valley and plain,
With willing and tireless hands.
The winds from afar come bringing
Glad news of abundant yield,
Of work to be done, of souls to be won
For God at His own command.

Join in the song that is wafted along,
And gather the grain from him and from plain
For garners beyond the sky.

2 “The field is the world,” O reaper,
There’s plenty for all to do;
Arise and begin the work that shall win
For you an immortal crown.
The Lord is thy guide and keeper,
With grace to carry you thro’;
He calls you today, then trust and obey,
And reap till the sun goes down. [Refrain]

3 The Master hath all commanded,
To labor and watch and pray;
To diligent be, and faithful, if we
Would share in the vict’ries won;
Then why will you empty handed
Appear, at the close of day,
Accounting to give, and hope to receive,
A blessing for nothing done? [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #59

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The reapers are loudly singing
Title: The field is the world
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Join in the song



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Assembly Songs #59

Inspiring Hymns #d281

Praise and Service #d172

Service in Song #d150

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #124

The Evangel #d171

The New Evangel #d235

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The Very Best #36

Treasured Hymns #d176

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