Little Reapers

We are little reapers, toiling all the day

Author: William A. Ogden
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are little reapers, toiling all the day,
Lab’ring in the harvest, o’er the stony way;
Gleaning ‘mong the thistles, searching thro’ the rain,
Gath’ring for the garner, bright and golden grain.

Refrain:
Toiling, toiling, toiling all the day,
Pausing not for shadows that becloud our way.

2 We are little reapers, in the fields of sin,
Striving for the Master precious souls to win;
Pointing them to Jesus, to the Lamb of God,
Following His footsteps in the path He trod. [Refrain]

3 We are little reapers, in the harvest field,
Truth and Right the sickles that our arm shall wield;
And we labor ever, ‘neath our Father’s eye,
Gath’ring for the garner of the throne on high. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #173

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little reapers, toiling all the day
Title: Little Reapers
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Toiling, toiling

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Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

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Crowning Day No. 4 #173

Happy Voices No. 1 #d172

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Honey Out of the Rock #70

Hymns of the Upper Room #d156

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Jewels of Praise #123

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Joy Bells #47

Lasting Songs #d142

New Joy Bells #d148

Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d212

Sacred Melodies #d134

Silver Gems in Song #d105

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Sunshine No. 2: songs for the Sunday school #86

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The Evangelist No. 3. (Music ed.) #119

Voice of Praise #d112

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