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The Golden Harvest

O why should I be idle

Author: H. R. Jeffrey
Tune: [Oh, why should I be idle]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Oh, why should I be idle,
While there’s so much to do?
The wheat is ripe to harvest,
And the laborers are few.

Refrain:
The laborers are few,
And still there’s much to do;
The wheat is ripe to harvest,
And the laborers are few.

2 Oh, why should I be idle?
The morning sun is high,
And soon it will be sinking
Low in the western sky. [Refrain]

3 No I shall not be idle,
For in God’s word I see:
“No idlers in My vineyard;
Go thou and work for Me.” [Refrain]

4 I’ll be no longer idle,
But faithful I will be;
I’ll go and work for Jesus,
I hear Him calling me. [Refrain]

5 Why stand ye all day idle?
There’s harvesting for all;
Oh, grasp the flaming sickle,
And heed the Master’s call. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: H. R. Jeffrey

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Text Information

First Line: O why should I be idle
Title: The Golden Harvest
Author: H. R. Jeffrey
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.6.7.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The laborers are few

Timeline

Instances

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Timeless Truths #893TextAudio
Include 6 pre-1979 instances



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