Scripture Verse

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Matthew 9:37

Introduction

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Mary E. H. Kail
1831–1890

Words: Ma­ry E. H. Kail, in The Charm, by Phi­lip P. Bliss (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1871).

Music: W. War­ren Bent­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Warren Bentley
1845–1926

Lyrics

Go work, for the harvest is near,
Go work, for the laborers are few;
Soon Jesus our master in joy will appear,
With His followers faithful and true.

Refrain

We shall rest, we shall rest,
We shall rest on that beautiful shore;
We shall rest, we shall rest,
We shall rest on that beautiful shore.

The poor and the needy may come,
The lame, and the halt and the blind,
And all who are seeking a heavenly home,
The pearl of salvation may find.

Refrain

Bright beautiful palms we shall bear,
With loved ones who’ve passed on before;
And crowns of rejoicing we ever shall wear,
On the beautiful, beautiful shore.

Refrain