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​The Great Reaping Day

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009).

There is coming a day when to judgement we'll go
There to reap as in life we have sown
Death eternal we'll reap if we sow to the flesh
Heaven's joy then will never be known

May we sow righteous seed for the reaping
Which is coming to everyone
Oh what joy on that day when we hear Jesus say
"Come ye blessed, a crown you have won"

Every day passing by you are sowing a seed
Fruits of life or of death will bear
When you reap what you sow, to that land may you go
To that bright happy home over there

May we sow righteous seed for the reaping
Which is coming to everyone
Oh what joy on that day when we hear Jesus say
"Come ye blessed, a crown you have won"

If you'd win life eternal, there's no time to lose
Look around you, the fields are white
Go you forth to the fields, go and reap golden grain
Soon will fall the dark shadows of night

May we sow righteous seed for the reaping
Which is coming to everyone
Oh what joy on that day when we hear Jesus say
"Come ye blessed, a crown you have won"

Every act you perform is a seed to someone
For the influence will never die
Then be careful each day what you do, what you say
For you'll meet it again, by and by

May we sow righteous seed for the reaping,
Which is coming to everyone.
Oh what joy on that day when we hear Jesus say,
"Come ye blessed, a crown you have won."

Written by:

R.E. Winsett