Scripture Verse

The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1742.

Music: St. Bride Sam­u­el How­ard, 1762 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Lord of the harvest, hear
Thy needy servants’ cry;
Answer our faith’s effectual prayer,
And all our needs supply.

On Thee we humbly wait;
Our wants are in Thy view,
The harvest truly, Lord, is great;
The laborers are few.

Convert, and send forth more
Into Thy Church abroad,
And let them speak Thy Word of power,
As workers with their God.

Give the pure Gospel word,
The word of general grace;
Thee let them preach, the common Lord,
Savior of human race.

O let them spread Thy name,
Their mission fully prove,
Thy universal grace proclaim,
Thine all redeeming love!

On all mankind, forgiven,
Empower them still to call,
And tell each creature under Heaven
That Thou hast died for all.