The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.@Matthew 9:37

Onie L. Francis, in New Victory, edited by Emmett S. Dean (Nashville, Tennessee: National Baptist Publishing Board, 1918), number 30 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rouse, oh! reapers, up and haste away,
Ready, willing, Jesus to obey;
You are needed, see the fields are white;
Take your sickle, reap with all your might;
Haste, for the reapers, alas! are so few,
And in His service be true.
Haste, for the reapers, alas! are so few,
And in His service be true.

Refrain

Haste unto the worldwide harvest field,
Help to garner in the priceless yield;
Faithfulness showing, blessings bestowing,
Serving with trust and love;
Falter not and never weary be,
Give your best until eternity,
Joyfully singing, reaping and bringing,
Souls to the Lord above.

Time is precious, do not idle stand,
Haste away with willing heart and hand;
Christ in mercy will always be near,
You to strengthen, comfort, help and cheer;
Trusting and praying, oh! make no delay,
Forth to the harvest away!
Trusting and praying, oh! make no delay,
Forth to the harvest away!

Refrain

Haste, oh! reapers, ere the daylight flies,
Glean some sheaves eternal for the skies.
Let not Christ for reapers call in vain,
And in worldly idleness remain;
All who are faithful in serving the Lord,
Surely obtain their reward.
All who are faithful in serving the Lord,
Surely obtain their reward.

Refrain