Scripture Verse

She went…and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Ruth 2:3

Introduction

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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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of All­en (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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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?