The Golden Harvest

Go forth, ye heralds of the cross

Author: William Thomas Dale
Tune: [Go forth, ye heralds of the cross]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go forth, ye heralds of the cross,
Prepare the highway of the Lord;
His cause must never suffer loss,
Go forth! proclaim His gracious Word!

We have a glorious work to do,
Let each one with the dawn begin;
And as we sow God sends the dew,
At last the sheaves are gathered in.

2 Arise with morning’s early dawn!
And as the sun ascends the sky,
With ceaseless step your way pursue,
Improve the moments as they fly. [Chorus]

3 A golden harvest lies in view,
And there’s abundant work for all;
Behold! the harvesters are few,
O who will answer to the call? [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #296

Author: William Thomas Dale

The Rev. William Thomas Dale, D.D., died September 21 at his home in Nashville, Tenn., being nearly 80 years old at the time of his death. He was born, Feb. 20, 1845, near Elk River, Alabama, eight miles west of Fayetteville, Tenn., and was dedicated to God in infancy in the holy ordinance of baptism. Dr. Dale was a great and good man. The foundation of his greatness was laid in his childhood, back in his father's home, around the family altar. He often said. "I owe much to the influence of early religious training in my father's home. My father held family prayers morning and night." He learned that old, familiar prayer of childhood around his mother's knee: "Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forth, ye heralds of the cross
Title: The Golden Harvest
Author: William Thomas Dale
Refrain First Line: We have a glorious work to do



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Gospel Praise Book. #296

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Jewels of Praise #42

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