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Work that ought to be done

Where the harvest waves in the ripened field

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [Where the harvest waves in the ripened field]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Where the harvest waves in the fields of sin,
There is work for all who will but enter in;
There’s a place for you:—lift your eyes and see,
And I know that there is a place for me!

Refrain:
Yes, Oh, yes, there’s work that ought to be done;
Harvest days are swiftly passing, there’s no time for delay;
Who’ll go forth with joy to gather the grain,
Who will bear the precious sheaves away

2 In the church of God there is work for all,
There are dying souls to rescue—hear the call!
Tho’ I may not preach, nor a great light be,
Yet I know that there is a work for me. [Refrain]

3 To the home of God far beyond the sky
He will call the faithful servants by and by;
Where the palm trees wave by the crystal sea,
I am sure that there is a place for me. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #7

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where the harvest waves in the ripened field
Title: Work that ought to be done
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: Yes, O yes there's work that ought to be done

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Living Praise #d244
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #182Page Scan
Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #40Page Scan
Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #7TextAudioPage Scan
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