Scripture Verse

Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35


Words: Nel­lie A. Da­vid­son, in Unit­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (New York: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1908), num­ber 67.

Music: H. W. Por­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Por­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Da­vid­son,


The fields are white, the har­vest waits
The reap­er’s hand to gar­ner in
The sheaves of good for Christ the Lord,
From out those earth­ly fields of sin.


Go bring them in, go bring them in,
The souls for whom Christ died;
Tell out the news, the bless­èd news,
Of our Re­deem­er cru­ci­fied.

Go ye in­to the whole wide world,
And teach of Christ to men un­done;
Till He shall ev­ery­where be known,
And ma­ny souls to Him be won.


To those that work, the blest reward,
As stars they shall for­ev­er shine:
When I shall all My jew­els count,
In that glad day they shall be Mine.