Will I Bring Any Sheaves

When the sunset of time fades away in the sky

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When the sunset of time fades away in the sky]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the sunset of time fades away in the sky,
And the fields yield their harvests so fair,
When the ranks of the reapers shall gather on high,
Will I bring any sheaves with me there?

Any sheaves for the Lord, any sheaves will I bring
To the garners, eternally fair?
When the reapers shall sing, and the glory-bells ring,
Will I bring any sheaves with me there?

2 Not the joy of the harvest for those who neglect
The sweet service of Jesus below;
But for those who go forth, as His word shall direct,
With the love of the Master aglow. [Refrain]

3 Let me sow the good seed, let me nurture the grain;
Let me toil, as He shows me the way;
He will make it to grow, in the sun, in the rain,
And some sheaves will I bind, “in that day.” [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #139

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the sunset of time fades away in the sky
Title: Will I Bring Any Sheaves
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Any sheaves for the Lord



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Harvest Hymns #d233

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Hymns of the Heart: for public worship, evangelistic campaigns, prayer meetings, young people's services, etc. #72

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Life and Service Hymns #9

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Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #125

Service Songs #d268

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Williston Hymns #139

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