Scripture Verse

She went…and gleaned in the field after the reapers.@Ruth 2:3
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Ruth and Boaz
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Words: An­na M. All­en, in Wreath of Praise, by Asa Hull (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Dan­i­el W. Knowles, 1879), page 3.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull
(1828–1907)

Lyrics

Where hast thou gleaned today, Christian,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
Even among the sheaves?
Handfuls the reaper leaves?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?

Where hast thou gleaned today, Christian,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
Where thistles clothed the ground?
Where evils clustered round?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?

Where hast thou gleaned today, Christian,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
What wilt thou say at last,
When God requires the past?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?
Say, Christian, say,
Where hast thou gleaned today?