1 Joyous bands are meeting all our ranks among,
Gathering in a harvest for the Lord;
Come, with hearty greeting for the old and young,
All who 've wrought according to his word.
Willing service, sacrifice or gift,
Daily offerings, while our prayers we lift,
These we give the Master, who from heaven came,
Now, we offer praises in his name.
2 Praise him for the presence of the King of kings
In the service which "his own" relieves;
For the joy and gladness willing service brings,
Off'ring which the Lord himself receives. [Chorus]
3 For the harvest golden, praise devout we give;
And a portion, with a joy supreme,
We bestow on others, bid them look and live,
For our Christ all nations shall redeem. [Chorus]Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #152c