Where Are the Harvesters?

Lo the ripened grain is waving

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Lo! the ripened grain is waving]
Published in 7 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.

Chorus:
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
Refrain First Line: Who is ready for the harvest
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gleanings of sacred song #80

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Gospel Praise Book #18

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Gospel Praise Book. #18

Joy and Gladness #d69

Joy and Gladness for the Sunday School and Home #d69

Temperance Glee Book. Enlarged ed. #d20

The Gem of Gems #d87

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