Scripture Verse

The harvest is rich, but the workers are few. Matthew 9:37


Eben E. Rexford

Words: Eb­en E. Rex­ford, 1905.

Music: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel W. Beazley


Lo! all ready for the gathering
God’s great harvest stands;
Hark! the reapers’ song is ringing
Up and down the lands;
Hear you not the call for workmen
Sounding over hill and valley?
Answer quickly, bring to service
Willing hearts and hands.


Lo the harvest
Ripe and ready stands today.
See, the Master cometh,
And He comes this way,
Seeking for reapers;
Let us answer one and all,
For a great reward is offered
If we heed His call.
Awake, awake, the harvest waits
On every hill and plain;
Go, and gather in
The sheaves of golden grain;
Reaping and binding
Ere the harvest pass away,
Answer quickly,
We will work today.

Great the need,
But few have answered,

Hear the Master say;
From the work of loyal service
Will you turn away?
O for love of Christ who calls you
To be reapers in His harvest,
Answer, Master, I will gladly
Work for You today.


O ye idlers, join the chorus
Of the harvest song;
Let its music rise to Heaven
All the hills along;
Those who reap God’s grain and bind it,
And go gleaning in the byways,
Find that work done for the Savior
Makes the weakest strong.