When the Harvest All is In

Would you stand among the toilers

Author: Eden R. Latta
Tune: [Would you stand among the toilers]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would you stand among the toilers,
When the harvest all is in?
For the blessed Lord and Master,
You must here the work begin.

Refrain:
When the harvest all is in,
When the harvest all is in,
What a meeting of the reapers,
What a shouting of hosannas,
When the harvest all is in.

2 Would you join the song of gladness,
When the harvest all is in?
You must be a faithful gleaner
In the haunts of woe and sin. [Refrain]

3 Would you have some sheaves to offer,
When the harvest all is in?
From the husks of want and folly,
Strive the prodigals to win. [Refrain]

4 Would you have a crown eternal,
When the harvest all is in?
Seek to swell the heav’nly garner,
Ere it be too late to glean. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #67

Author: Eden R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you stand among the toilers
Title: When the Harvest All is In
Author: Eden R. Latta
Refrain First Line: When the harvest all is in
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d504

Service in Song #d194

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d160

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Songs of Evangelism #122

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The Christian Church Hymnal #326

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Worship and Service #67

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