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When the harvest comes

We labor in the gospel field

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [We labor in the Gospel field]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We labor in the Gospel field
With willing hearts and true;
We gather in the precious yield
And ever keep in view:

When the harvest comes!
When the harvest comes!
With precious sheaves be ready
When the harvest comes.

2 We gladly go where He may call
Our sheaves to seek and find;
We tell of Him who died for all,
Still bearing this in mind: [Refrain]

3 We take the Word as we are shown
And sow it by the way;
We often reap what has been sown,
This precept to obey: [Refrain]

4 We gladly spend these passing days
Amid the ripening grain;
We give the Master all the praise
By this our sweet refrain: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11674

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We labor in the gospel field
Title: When the harvest comes
Author: E. A. Barnes
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11674
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The Cyber Hymnal #11674

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