Scripture Verse

Thrust in thy sickle, and reap.@Revelation 14:15

Introduction

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Hattie T. Griswold
(1842–1909)

Words: Hat­tie T. Gris­wold, in The Shin­ing Ri­ver, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & Will­iam O. Per­kins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1875), num­ber 42.

Music: George B. Loom­is (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Children, to the rescue!
The world is full of sin;
Come to the field of harvest
And thrust the sickle in;
Let no one linger idle,
Or urge his friend to stay,
There’s work enough for all
In God’s great field today.

Refrain

Children, to the rescue!
And do whate’er you can;
For ’tis a glorious mission
To work for God and man.

Children, to the rescue!
The world is full of woe;
Put smiles for tears, I pray you,
In some heart as you go;
Fear not to do a kind act,
To any by the way,
But work to hasten on
The great millennial day.

Refrain

Children, to the rescue!
The world is full of doubt;
The lamp of faith hold higher,
And send its rays about;
Fail not to shed a glimmer
On some benighted heart,
And point him to the home
God’s love has set apart.

Refrain