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When the Harvest is Past

When the harvest is past and the summer is over

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 95 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the harvest is past, and the summer is gone,
And sermons and prayers shall be o’er;
When the beams cease to break, of the blest Lord’s day morn,
And Jesus invited thee no more:

When the harvest is past,
And the summer is o’er,
With the wheat or the tares,
When the judgment appears,
Oh, which shall it be evermore?

2 When the rich gales of mercy no longer shall blow,
The Gospel no message declare;
Sinner, how canst thou bear the deep wailings of woe?
How suffer the night of despair? [Chorus]

3 When the holy have gone to the regions of peace,
To dwell in the mansions above,
When their harmony wakes, in the fullness of bliss,
Their song to the Savior they love: [Chorus]

4 Say, O sinner that livest at rest and secure,
Who fearest no trouble to come;
Can thy spirit the swellings of sorrow endure,
Or bear the impenitent’s doom? [Chorus]

Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #252

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the harvest is past and the summer is over
Title: When the Harvest is Past
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Copyright: Public Domain



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