Scripture Verse

The harvest is rich, but the workers are few. Matthew 9:37


Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)

Words: Eb­en E. Rex­ford, 1905.

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


Lo! all rea­dy for the gathering
God’s great harvest stands;
Hark! the reapers’ song is ringing
Up and down the lands;
Hear you not the call for workmen
Sounding over hill and valley?
Answer quickly, bring to service
Willing hearts and hands.


Lo the harvest
Ripe and rea­dy stands today.
See, the Mas­ter cometh,
And He comes this way,
Seeking for reapers;
Let us answer one and all,
For a great reward is offered
If we heed His call.
Awake, awake, the harvest waits
On every hill and plain;
Go, and gather in
The sheaves of golden grain;
Reaping and binding
Ere the harvest pass away,
Answer quickly,
We will work today.

Great the need,
But few have answered,

Hear the Mas­ter say;
From the work of loyal service
Will you turn away?
O for love of Christ who calls you
To be reapers in His harvest,
Answer, Mas­ter, I will gladly
Work for You today.


O ye idlers, join the chorus
Of the harvest song;
Let its music rise to Hea­ven
All the hills along;
Those who reap God’s grain and bind it,
And go gleaning in the byways,
Find that work done for the Sav­ior
Makes the weakest strong.