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Be a Reaper

There is golden grain that your hands should gather

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [There is golden grain that your hands should gather]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is golden grain that your hands should gather,
In the harvest field so wide;
There are some who long have toiled and are worn and weary,
Go and labor by their side.

Be a reaper, be a reaper,
In the world’s great harvest field;
Be a reaper, the Master calls you,
Go, for Him the sickle wield.

2 To the work away and no longer tarry,
Fast the hours are speeding on;
Soon the night will fall around when the precious moments
Of the harvest day are gone. [Refrain]

3 All rewards this world to you gives will perish,
When you pass from time away;
But the wages earned by each true and faithful reaper,
For the Lord endure for aye. [Refrain]

4 If you labor now and for life eternal,
Gather in the golden store;
Happy songs of harvest home, with the saved rejoicing,
You will sing on heaven’s shore. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #9

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is golden grain that your hands should gather
Title: Be a Reaper
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: Be a reaper


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Gospel Herald in Song #9

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