The Reaper's Song

We are reapers in the field

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [We are reapers in the field]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are reapers in the field,
Working for the King;
Busy hours their fruits now yield,
Rich reward they bring.

Working for the Lord of the harvest,
Bringing in the sheaves so fair,
Throwing out the weeds of sin,
Bringing only goodness in,
Toiling for him everywhere;
Working for the Lord of the harvest,
Sinful words and deeds we throw away;
Only love, and truth, and faith, and kindness,
Are the sheaves that we bring today.

2 We are reapers, young and old,
Each must do his best;
We must work with courage bold,
Striving with the rest. [Refrain]

3 We are reapers for the King
Mid his golden grain;
As we work our voices ring
In the glad refrain. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #18

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: We are reapers in the field
Title: The Reaper's Song
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Working for the Lord of the harvest
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Alleluia #288

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #145

Praise Ye, a Collection of Sacred Songs #d188

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The King's Message #128

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United Praise #18

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