285. Lord of the Living Harvest

1 Lord of the living harvest
That whitens o'er the plain,
Where angels soon shall gather
Their sheaves of golden grain,
Accept these hands to labor,
These hearts to trust and love,
And deign with them to hasten
Thy kingdom from above.

2 As lab'rers in Thy vineyard,
Still faithful may they be,
Content to bear the burden
Of weary days for Thee;
To ask no other wages,
When Thou shalt call them home,
But to have shared the travail
Which makes Thy kingdom come.

3 Come down, Thou Holy Spirit,
And fill their souls with light,
Clothe them in spotless raiment,
In vesture clean and white;
Within Thy sacred temple
Be with them where they stand,
To guide and teach Thy people
In this and every land.

4 Be with them, God the Father!
Be with them, God the Son!
And God the Holy Spirit!
Most bless├Ęd Three in One!
Make them Thy chose heralds,
On them the Spirit pour,
And fill them with Thy fullness
Both now and evermore!


Text Information
First Line: Lord of the living harvest
Title: Lord of the Living Harvest
Author: John Samuel Bewley Monsell
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: The Church: The Ministry-Ordination; Church: Ordination
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Teschner (1613)
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Key: C Major

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