Little Reapers

We are little reapers, toiling all the day

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [We are little reapers] (Weber)
Published in 24 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.

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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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