Look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.@John 4:35
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Matthias Sheeleigh (1821–1900)

Mat­thi­as Shee­leigh (1821–1900).

James H. Ro­se­crans, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)

Lift up your eyes upon the land,
For white the fields appear;
The harvest of the world’s at hand,
The reaping time is here.

Refrain

Stay not to wait repeated call;
The King’s work needeth haste;
Leave not the grain unreaped to fall,
The priceless crop to waste.

Ye men and maidens of the Lord,
Be not the call delayed;
Rise to the work with full accord,
Thrust in the sickle blade.

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Wait not until the wane of day;
Your loins now quickly gird;
E’en ere the dew has dried away,
Answer the Master’s word.

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How soon will pass the morning prime,
Think not the hours will stay;
Soon will it be your eventime,
How soon will close your day.

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