Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35
Words: T. W. Dennington, in Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1, edited by George B. Holsinger (Bridgewater, Virginia: George B. Holsinger, 1898), number 71.
Music: Mocímboa da Praia John B. Vaughan (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Dennington’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Vaughan, would you ?
Who will labor for the Master?
Who will hear His call today?
Who will gladly reap the harest?
Who will now the call obey?
Come, come, work today for Jesus;
White the harvest, look around about thee;
Come, come, work today for Jesus,
Precious souls thy hire shall be.
Labor on and falter never,
Strive some other souls to win;
Lead them gently to the Savior,
From the desert paths of sin.
Help some stumbling, fainting brother
Who has heavy griefs to bear;
There’s a glorious harvest waiting,
For the faithful ones to share.