The fields are all white (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-12)  CPDL #51838:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: The fields are all white
Composer: Joseph Barnby

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 56. 65. 9

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 51, p. 23


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Original text and translations

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1  The fields are all white,
And the reapers are few,
We children are willing,
But what can we do,
To work for our Lord in His harvest?

2  Our hands are so small,
And our words are so weak,
We cannot teach others;
How then shall we seek
To work for our Lord in His harvest?

3  We'll work by our pray'rs,
By the off'rings we bring,
By small self-denials;
The least little thing
May work for our Lord in His harvest,

4  Until, by and by,
As the years pass at length,
We too may be reapers,
And go forth in strength
To work for our Lord in His harvest.