559. Lord of the Living Harvest

1 Lord of the living harvest
That ripens o'er the plain,
Where angels soon will gather
Their sheaves of golden grain,
Accept our hands to labor,
Our hearts to trust and love,
And be with us to hasten
Your kingdom from above.

2 As lab'rers in your vineyard,
Lord, give us work to do,
Content to bear the burden
Of weary days for you,
To ask no other wages
When you will call us home
Than to have shared the labor
That makes your kingdom come.

3 Be with us, God the Father;
Be with us, God the Son
And God the Holy Spirit,
Most blessed Three in One.
Make us your faithful servants
You rightly to adore,
And fill us with your blessing
Both now and evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of the living harvest
Title: Lord of the Living Harvest
Author: John S. B. Monsell, 1811-75 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Evangelism
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-76
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: D Major
Notes: Alternate setting: 538

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