Scripture Verse

Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35

Introduction

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John B. Vaughan
(1862–1918)

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 ?

Lyrics

Who will labor for the Master?
Who will hear His call today?
Who will gladly reap the harest?
Who will now the call obey?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

Help some stumbling, fainting brother
Who has heavy griefs to bear;
There’s a glorious harvest waiting,
For the faithful ones to share.

Refrain