Scripture Verse

Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10

Introduction

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Charles C. Converse
1834–1918

Words: M. E. Dus­tin, in The Bea­con Light, ed­it­ed by John H. Ten­ney & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), page 14.

Music: Charles C. Con­verse (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Karl Re­dan, one of Conv­erse’s pseu­do­nyms.

If you know Dus­tin’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

What will you do with your harvest, friend?
The piled up sheaves of ripened grain,
That have fed on the rays of the glorious sun,
And drank the drops of the gracious rain.

Refrain

What will you do with your harvest?
What will you do? What will you do?
Use it to honor the Master,
And He will honor you.

Will you in pleasure and comfort live,
And call your own what God has giv’n?
Oh, shall not from every rich harvest field,
The first sheaf ripened belong to Heaven?

Refrain

If this you do with your harvest, friend,
Come up with all the tithes of grain,
The promise of God then will be fulfilled:
Your barns the blessings will not contain.

Refrain