Rally for Work

Hark! hear the call that is sent through the land

Author: E. E. Rexford
Tune: [Hark! hear the call that is sent through the land]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! hear the call that is sent thro’ the land—
Christ needs your service! heed, and obey;
Waiting his orders, his brave workers stand—
Rally, my comrades, let’s help them today!

Refrain:
Rally for Jesus, rally,
Let the slogan ring;
The fields white with grain are waving,
Who the sheaves will bring?
Rally for Jesus, rally,
Forward, one and all;
For you there is labor waiting,
Give answer to the Master’s call.

2 “See,” calls the Master, “the harvest is white;
Fields wait for reaping, why will you wait?
Bind up the sheaves ere the coming of night—
Come, for the need of more reapers is great.” [Refrain]

3 Rally today! let us answer the call;
Dare we stand idle—dare we to shirk?
Come, for the Master has need of us all—
Up and away to the Lords’ waiting work! [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #42

Author: E. E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! hear the call that is sent through the land
Title: Rally for Work
Author: E. E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Rally for Jesus, fally

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