Scripture Verse

Look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35


Words: Will­iam E. Penn, in New Har­vest Bells, ed­it­ed by Mrs. Will­iam E. Penn, W. H. Mor­ris & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas: Mrs. Will­iam E. Penn, 1900), num­ber 1.

Music: Meck­len­burg Will­iam E. Penn, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William E. Penn


The fields are white to harvest,
The grain is falling fast,
And soon the time of reaping
Forever will be past.


The harvest bells! oh, how they ring;
To one and all they say,
O come, the blessèd Gospel sing,
Come work and watch and pray.

Come over then and help us,
The harvest bells do say,
Come quickly to the rescue;
This call we must obey.


Then do not tarry longer,
Make haste, the bells do say,
As everywhere they’re ringing,
Work while ’tis called today.


Then let us pray and labor
Until the end we see,
’Till every friend and neighbor
From Satan shall be free.