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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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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?