White to the harvest

White already, the fields that wait

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [White already, the fields that wait]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 White already, the fields that wait,
Why should you tarry longer?
Come, O come for the hours grow late,
Ne’er will your arms be stronger.

Refrain:
White, so white, see the harvest field,
White already for reaping;
Lo, that precious and plenteous yield
Given into your keeping.

2 White already, for sun and rain,
Given to overflowing,
Pour their treasure, and not in vain,
See where the grain is growing. [Refrain]

3 White already, but where are those
Waiting with purpose steady?
Where the reapers, whose fervor glows,
Answering—“we” are ready? [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #87

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: White already, the fields that wait
Title: White to the harvest
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: White, so white, see the harvest field

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