1 Hark! hark! son and daughter;
Hear Jesus; He speaketh;
Go work in the vineyard while yet it is day;
The night will soon come,
Your labor be ended;
Go work for the Master, and toil while you may.
Here I’m rewarded, there I’m rewarded,
Here, and up yonder, as we gather round the throne;
Only rewarded, only rewarded,
I’ll be rewarded for what I have done.
2 Think not of the conflict,
For Jesus will lead you;
The harvest is white, and the work must be done,
Oh, now heed the call,
And go to the vineyard,
For soon He will call you, come home, child, come home! [Refrain]
3 Go speak to thy brother,
And tell him of Jesus;
Go raise up the fallen, and tell of his love;
Cheer up the faint heart,
And point to the mansions
Prepared for the faithful in heaven above. [Refrain]
Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985).
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