The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few.@Luke 10:2
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

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

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

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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!

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

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

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