Saints of God! the dawn is brightening

Representative Text

1 Saints of God! the dawn is brightening,
Token of our coming Lord;
O'er the earth the field is whitening,
Louder rings the Master's word:
Pray for reapers, Pray for reapers,
In the harvest of the Lord!

2 Now, O Lord, fulfill Thy pleasure,
Breathe upon Thy chosen band,
And, with Pentecostal measure,
Send forth reapers o'er our land;
Faithful reapers, Faithful reapers,
Gathering sheaves for Thy right hand.

3 Broad the shadow of our nation,
Eager millions hither roam;
Lo! they wait for Thy salvation;
Come, Lord Jesus! quickly come!
By Thy Spirit, By Thy Spirit,
Bring Thy ransomed people home.

4 Soon shall end the time of weeping,
Soon the reaping time will come;
Heaven and earth together keeping
God's eternal Harvest Home.
Saints and angels, Saints and angels,
Shout the world's great Harvest Home.

Amen.

Author: Mary Robertson Maxwell

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Text Information

First Line: Saints of God! the dawn is brightening
Author: Mary Robertson Maxwell
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: English

Tune

REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6241
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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #318

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #578

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The Cyber Hymnal #6241

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