74. Labor On

1 In the harvest field there is work to do,
For the grain is ripe, and the reapers few;
And the Master’s voice bids the workers true,
Heed the call that He gives today.

Chorus:
Labor on! labor on!
Keep the bright reward in view;
For the Master has said He will strength renew;
Labor on till the close of day!

2 Crown the garner well with its sheaves all bright,
Let the song be glad, and the heart be light;
Fill the precious hours ere the shades of night
Take the place of the golden day. [Chorus]

3 In the gleaner’s path may be rich reward,
Tho’ the time seems long, and the labor hard;
For the Master’s joy, with His chosen shared,
Drives the gloom from the darkest day. [Chorus]

4 Lo! the Harvest Home in the realms above
Shall be gained by each who has toiled and strove,
When the Master’s voice, in its tones of love,
Calls away to eternal day. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: In the harvest field there is work to do
Title: Labor On
Author: C. R. Blackall
Refrain First Line: Labor on! labor on!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1938
Copyright: Copyright property of W. H. Doane. Used by per.
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [In the harvest field there is work to do]
Composer: W. H. Doane
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Copyright property of W. H. Doane. Used by per.
Notes: Now Public Domain



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