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Work for the Lord To-day

Hasten away to the harvest field

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Hasten away to the harvest field]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hasten away to the harvest field,
Work for the Lord today;
Go and with gladness the sickle wield,
Work for the Lord today.
Hasten, the moments are speeding fast,
Soon will the time for your toil be past;
Win the reward that doth ever last,
Work for the Lord today.

Refrain:
Work, yes, work today,
Work, yes, work today;
Go and labor with joy in the harvest field,
Work for the Lord today!

2 Hasten, no longer with idlers stand,
Work for the Lord today;
Go and obey the divine command,
Work for the Lord today.
Out in the field where the grain is white,
Gather the sheaves that are golden bright.
Fair will they shine in eternal light,
Work for the Lord today. [Refrain]

3 Labor with those who have borne the heat,
Work for the Lord today;
Rest in the eve will be calm and sweet,
Work for the Lord today.
Toil with the reapers till dusk appears,
Toil tho’ your eyes may grow dim with tears,
Look to the rapture of Heaven’s years,
Work for the Lord today. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10260

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hasten away to the harvest field
Title: Work for the Lord To-day
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: Work, yes, work today
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10260
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10260

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