Little Is Much

When we moved into our house here in Burnsville in 2005, we got DISH Network for the first time. One night, while searching through what seemed like endless channels, I happened upon "Gaither Gospel Hour." I remember seeing the Gaithers on TV a few times growing up, and I always loved sitting with family and listening to them sing.

I tuned in a few times, and eventually set the DVR to record it. After we had Cameron, we quickly noticed that he was also enthralled with Gaither music! I would re-play episodes again and again, and he would sit - mesmerized - even as a little guy. As he got older, he copied the movements and expressions of the singers...so the Gaither Gospel Hour has become a soft of family time.

I LOVE all the classic hymns they sing, but there is one that sticks out to me - one that I hadn't heard before I heard it on GGH. The harmonies are beautiful, and the lyrics are unique and meaningful. As the kids and I drove home from Minneapolis today, I thought of this song. I haven't listened to it in awhile, and I wanted to look up the lyrics, read them again, and share them too - a great classic.

Little Is Much When God Is In It

Words & Music by Kittie L. Suffield, 1924

In the harvest field now ripened
There’s a work for all to do;
Hark! the voice of God is calling
To the harvest calling you.

Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown—and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ Name.

In the mad rush of the broad way,
In the hurry and the strife,
Tell of Jesus’ love and mercy,
Give to them the Word of Life.

Does the place you’re called to labor
Seem too small and little known?
It is great if God is in it,
And He’ll not forget His own.

Are you laid aside from service,
Body worn from toil and care?
You can still be in the battle,
In the sacred place of prayer.

When the conflict here is ended
And our race on earth is run,
He will say, if we are faithful,
“Welcome home, My child—well done!”


Jamie Willow said...

you should get some of their kids movies and music. they are a kick! I bet C would love those too! I did! still do!

robert said...

Your posting of Kitty Suffield's gospel song, "Little Is Much" caught my eye. It's a tremendous faith principle that we see illustrated again and again in the Word of God. Check out Jonathan's bold statement when he and one other man were about to invade a whole garrison of Philistines (I Sam. 14:6).

Glad you love the old hymns. So do I. That's how Wordwise Hymns got started. And today is the 125th anniversary of Kitty Suffield's birth. God bless.