Labor On!

In the harvest field there is work to do

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [In the harvest field there is work to do]
Published in 67 hymnals

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Representative Text

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]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #74

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the harvest field there is work to do
Title: Labor On!
Author: C. R. Blackall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Labor on, labor on, keep the bright reward
Notes: German translations: See In das Erntefeld ruft der Meister nun" by Elias Roser, In dem Erntefeld ist noch viel zu tun"
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #175

Choice Collections #d83

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #183

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #528

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #525

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #525

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d246

Church Hymnal #205

Church Hymns #d50

Church Hymns #d66

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Crowning Day, No. 6 #168

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Epworth Songs #51

Fillmores' Missionary Songs for Misionary Societies. Rev. #d37

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Glorious Praise #148

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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #62

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 #328

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #62

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #107

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d147

Hymnal, a Teacher's Manual. Vol. 1 #d46

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Hymns and Sacred Songs #72

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #833

Hymns of the Faith #186

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Inspiring Hymns #392

Let Everybody Sing #d113

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Life and Service Hymns #28

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Our Glad Hosanna #201

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 2 #50

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d115

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Quartets and Choruses for Men #21

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Redemption Songs #79

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Redemption Songs #410

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Royal Hymnal #194

Sacred Selections #d72

Sacred Songs and Solos #471

Sacred Songs of the Church #122

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Sacred Trio #79

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Select Gems #17

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Select Songs No. 2 #181

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #35

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #d126

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Songs for Christ and the Church #64

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #411

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Songs of Faith and Hope #87

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Songs of the Kingdom #7

Spiritual hymns of worship #d225

Spiritual Songs #d98

Spiritual Songs #d110

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d262

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Standard Songs #123

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d64

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d158

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The Broadman Hymnal #327

The Canadian Hymnal #176

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The Canadian Hymnal #176

The Canadian Hymnal #176

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The Century Gospel Songs #154

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The Cyber Hymnal #3557

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #111

The Majestic Hymnal, number two #188

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The New Canadian Hymnal #136

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The New Canadian Hymnal #136

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The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #74

The Praise Hymnal #418

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The Sacred Trio #79

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Treasury of Song #154

Worship in Song #d116

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