The Harvest is Past

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1 O how sad to have lived as did Israel of old,
In a land where Jehovah is known,
With His good word to guide us to glories untold,
And make us bright heirs to a throne,
And still to neglect His way to pursue,
And drive His good Spirit away;
Yes, stubbornly fail His commandments to do,
Till we, too, like Israel shall say:

The harvest is past, the summer is ended,
And we are not saved,
The harvest is past, the summer is ended,
And we are not saved.

2 Brother, what shall we say when the Lord shall withdraw,
And seek us in mercy no more?
When His good Spirit, griev'd that we love not His law,
Shall no longer knock at the door?
Oh, what shall we plead! oh, how shall we do
When Mercy and Truth shall depart?
Twere vain then to rise and the Lord to pursue;
Oh, list to that desolate heart: [Refrain]

3 When at last we shall see that the Bible is true,
And we have rejected its light,
Oh, tell me, dear brother, what then shall we do,
When Judgment is rolling in sight?
When Nineveh stands with Sodom of old,
Condemning the men of this day,
When those who lived godly shall enter the fold,
Oh, brother, what then shall we say: [Refrain]

4 O how sad to look back on the deeds we have done;
On the words of unkindness we've said,
On the vows yet unkept, and the privilege gone,
Before us eternity dread!
How sad then to meet the Saviour we scorn
In order to walk with the world!
Oh, then shall we wish we had never been born,
As downward to death we are hurled! [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #95

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

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First Line: O how sad to have lievd as did Israel of old
Title: The Harvest is Past
Author: Charles Price Jones
Refrain First Line: The harvest is past, the summer is ended
Copyright: Public Domain



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