Scripture Verse

The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Luke 10:2


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 5.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


Up and on­ward, Chris­tian work­ers,
Life is fleet­ing, do not stray;
Great the har­vest, few the toil­ers,
Up and on­ward, haste away!


Haste away, then, Chris­tian work­ers,
Hear the deep, des­pair­ing call;
Go and res­cue those that per­ish,
Lend a help­ing hand to all.

Where the reap­ers bear their bur­dens
In the toil and heat of day,
Where the gold­en sheaves are wav­ing,
Up and on­ward, haste away!


Where the con­flict fierce­ly rag­es
On the bat­tle­field to­day,
With our ban­ner, shield and buck­ler,
Up and on­ward, haste away!


Consecrated to the ser­vice
Of our Sav­ior and our Lord;
Ever faith­ful, true and ear­nest,
We shall gain the great re­ward.