To the Harvest Field

There is work to do, there is work for you

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There is work to do] (Stebbins)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is work to do,
There is work for you,
And the call rings clear today;
‘Tis the Master’s call,
And it comes to all,
To the harvest fields away!

Away, away to the harvest field!
The Master calls for you;
Then away, away to the work He gave,
For there is much to do!

2 There are souls to light,
In the paths of right,
There are souls who look to you;
Do you lead the way
To the perfect day,
Do you do what Christ would do? [Refrain]

3 There are souls in need,
There are souls who plead,
There’s a call that comes today.
For a light to shine
With a glow divine,
Do you light for them the way? [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #317

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is work to do, there is work for you
Title: To the Harvest Field
Author: William C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Away, away to the harvest field
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



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Harvest Hymns #1

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The Modern Hymnal #317

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