Scripture Verse

Ye shall be gathered one by one. Isaiah 27:12

Introduction

Words: Jen­nie E. John­son, in Songs of Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by John Swa­nel Ins­kip (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1882), num­ber 45, alt.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Have ye heard the song from the golden land?
Have ye heard the glad new song?
Let us bind our sheaves
With a willing hand,
For the time will not be long.

Refrain

The Lord of the harvest will soon appear,
His smile, His voice we shall see and hear;
The Lord of the harvest will soon appear,
And gather the reapers home.

They are looking down from the golden land,
Our beloved are looking down;
They have done their work,
They have borne their cross,
And received their promised crown.

Refrain

O the song rolls on from the golden land,
And our hearts are strong today;
For it nerves our souls
With its music sweet,
As we toil in noon-tide ray.

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O the song rolls on from the golden land,
From its vales of joy and flowers;
And we feel and know
By a living faith
That its tones will soon be ours.

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