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More laborers for the harvest

More laborers for the harvest

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [More laborers for the harvest]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 More lab’rers for the harvest,
O heed the Master’s call!
Still ringing down the ages
It comes to one and all
To sow beside all waters
The precious gospel seed;
Afar to bear a blessing,
Or help a nearer need.

More lab’rers for the harvest,
More workers for the Lord;
For those who share the toiling
Will share the great reward.

2 More lab’rers for the harvest,
With songs of sweet delight,
To swing the reaper’s sickle
In fields already white;
Or, at His bidding follow
Where barren deserts lie,
His own sure word believing,
They’ll blossom by and by. [Refrain]

3 More lab’rers for the harvest,
Shall we the call refuse?
Nay, rather let us gladly
The royal gospel choose;
The joy of serving Jesus,
Of working at His side,
For, with His faithful servants,
The Master will abide. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #15

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: More laborers for the harvest
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt