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893. The Golden Harvest

1 Oh, why should I be idle,
While there’s so much to do?
The wheat is ripe to harvest,
And the laborers are few.

Refrain:
The laborers are few,
And still there’s much to do;
The wheat is ripe to harvest,
And the laborers are few.

2 Oh, why should I be idle?
The morning sun is high,
And soon it will be sinking
Low in the western sky. [Refrain]

3 No I shall not be idle,
For in God’s word I see:
“No idlers in My vineyard;
Go thou and work for Me.” [Refrain]

4 I’ll be no longer idle,
But faithful I will be;
I’ll go and work for Jesus,
I hear Him calling me. [Refrain]

5 Why stand ye all day idle?
There’s harvesting for all;
Oh, grasp the flaming sickle,
And heed the Master’s call. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, why should I be idle
Title: The Golden Harvest
Author: H. R. J. (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.6.7.6
Scripture: John 4:35
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Golden_Harvest); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (314); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (366)
Refrain First Line: The laborers are few
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, why should I be idle]
Composer: H. R. Jeffrey
Harmonizer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.6.7.6
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Golden_Harvest); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (314); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (366)



Media
MIDI file: The_Golden_Harvest.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Golden_Harvest)




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