Advent Hymnals

547. THE CALL FOR REAPERS

Christ in Song,

1.
Far and near the fields are teeming
With the sheaves of ripened grain;
Far and near their gold is gleaming
O'er the sunny slope and plain.

Chorus:
Lord of harvest, send forth reapers!
Hear us, Lord, to thee we cry;
Send them now the sheaves to gather,
Ere the harvest time pass by.

2.
Send them forth with morn's first beaming,
Send them in the noontide's glare;
When the sun's last rays are streaming,
Bid them gather ev'rywhere.  [Chorus]

3.
O thou whom thy Lord is sending,
Gather now the sheaves of gold,
Heav'nward then at evening wending
Thou shalt come with joy untold.  [Chorus]

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Title The Call for Reapers
Key A♭ Major
Titles Lord of harvest, send forth reapers!
First Line Far and near the fields are teeming
Author J. O. Thompson
Year 1908
Composer J. B. O. Clemm
Hymnal -
Tune Far and near the fields are teeming
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts Matthew 9:37
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