Where Are the Harvesters?

Lo! The ripened grain is waving

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Lo! the ripened grain is waving]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lo! the ripen’d grain is waving,
Ready for the harvest hands;
Calling loudly for more lab’rers,
See! the blessed Master stands.

Who is ready for the harvest?
Who will work for dying souls today?
Who will speak for the blessed Master?
Who will labor, watch, and pray?

2 Who is ready to obey Him?
Who, responsive to His word,
Now will go into the harvest,
Glad to labor for their Lord? [Chorus]

3 Workers, see, your Lord is standing,
Looking with benignant smile;
Watching all your faithful labors,
Giving you good cheer the while! [Chorus]

4 Say, is not the work a pleasure?
Is not toil a present joy?
Is not labor rest, when Jesus
Smiles upon your blest employ? [Chorus]

5 Who can tell the wealth of blessing,
Crowning that rich “harvest-home,”
When within the heavenly portals,
All the faithful lab’rers come? [Chorus]

6 O, the rapture!, O, the glory!
O, the wondrous feast of love!
When the sowers and the reapers
Gather in their house above. [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.) #18

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo! The ripened grain is waving
Title: Where Are the Harvesters?
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Who is ready for the harvest
Copyright: Public Domain



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