Little Gleaner's Band

We're a little gleaner's band

Author: J. C. Elwell
Tune: [We’re a little gleaner’s band] (Murray)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re a little gleaner’s band,
Toiling day by day;
Gathering for a heathen land
Pennies by the way.
Gleaners in the mission field,
Like the faithful Ruth;
To temptation will not yield,
Always speak the truth.

2 Busy boys and girls may we
Toil for Afric wild;
Interested we should be
In each heathen child.
Tell them gods of wood and stone
Nothing good can give;
Tell them Jesus Christ alone
Can their sins forgive.

3 Teach them how to praise and love,
Worship and obey,
Christ, the Lord, who reigns above—
He’s the truth, the way.
We’re a little gleaner’s band,
Toiling day by day;
Gathering for a heathen land
Pennies by the way.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13002

Author: J. C. Elwell

Late 19th Century There was a Julia C. Elwell who moved with her husband, Presbyterian minister Hiram Elwell, from Indiana to Vancouver, Washington, in 1890. More data is needed to determine if this was the song writer. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're a little gleaner's band
Title: Little Gleaner's Band
Author: J. C. Elwell
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13002
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13002

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