Ye reapers of the cross

The harvest is great, the laborers are few

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Tune: [The harvest is great]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The harvest is great,
The laborers are few;
Jesus calls for reapers,
He calls the tried and true.
Oh, are you ready, brother?
Say, “Here am I, send me;”
“Send where thou wilt, dear Master;
True to the end I’ll be.”

Then haste away, ye reapers of the cross,
The golden harvest must not suffer loss;
The evening sun is sinking very fast,
Soon the harvest-time will be forever past.

2 The harvest is great,
Oh, see the falling grain
On the Indian mountains,
On China’s floral plain.
Speed to the harvest, reaper,
Garner a few more sheaves;
When all the reapers gather,
Dare not to come with leaves. [Refrain]

3 The harvest is great,
The laborers are few,
Jesus now is calling
So earnestly for you.
Go to the harvest, brother,
Go like a reaper brave;
Rush to the rescue, sister,
Perishing souls to save. [Refrain]

4 The harvest is great,
How can we e’er describe?
From the Greenland dweller,
From Afric’s dusky tribe,
Comes there a call so plaintive,
Hear it from morn till night;
Hear ‘mid the teardrops falling:
“Send us the gospel light.” [Refrain]

Then haste ye to the harvest,
Ye reapers of the cross.

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #84

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

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First Line: The harvest is great, the laborers are few
Title: Ye reapers of the cross
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Refrain First Line: Then haste ye away, ye reapers of the cross
Copyright: Public Domain


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