541. Come, labor on

1 Come, labor on.
Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain,
while all around us waves the golden grain?
And to each servant does the Master say,
"Go work today."

2 Come, labor on.
The enemy is watching night and day,
to sow the tares, to snatch the seed away;
while we in sleep our duty have forgot,
he slumbered not.

3 Come, labor on.
Away with gloomy doubts and faithless fear!
No arm so weak but may do service here:
by feeblest agents may our God fulfill
his righteous will.

4 Come, labor on.
Claim the high calling angels cannot share--
to young and old the Gospel gladness bear;
redeem the time; its hours too swiftly fly.
The night draws nigh.

5 Come, labor on.
No time for rest, till glows the western sky,
till the long shadows o'er our pathway lie,
and a glad sound comes with the setting sun.
"Servants, well done."

Text Information
First Line: Come, labor on
Author: Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1813-1897
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 4. 10 10. 10 4
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ORA LABORA
Composer: Thomas Tertius Noble, 1867-1953
Meter: 4. 10 10. 10 4
Key: A♭ Major



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