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The Harvest is White

The harvest is white, The laborers are few

Author: Horatio G. Abbey
Tune: [The harvest is white! The laborers few]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The harvest is white! The laborers are few,
And work is abundant for Christians to do.
The poor and the famished are crying for bread,
The sick must be cared for, the hungry be fed.
Go forth to the harvest, go work for the Lord,
The least act of kindness shall have its reward.
Go forth to the harvest, go work for the Lord,
The least act of kindness shall have its reward.

2 The harvest is white! From far distant lands,
The heathen are crying with uplifted hands.
While rings loud and clear the command of the Lord,
Go ye to all nations, and publish My Word.
Go forth to the harvest, go, labor with might,
The day is fast passing, soon cometh the night.
Go forth to the harvest, go, labor with might,
The day is fast passing, soon cometh the night.

3 The harvest is white! On all sides around,
The woe stricken followers of Satan abound;
Degraded, debased and corrupted with sin,
From street and from alley, go gather them in.
Go forth to the harvest, there’s no time to lose,
The Savior commands it! Let no one refuse.
Go forth to the harvest, there’s no time to lose,
The Savior commands it! Let no one refuse.

4 The harvest is white! Go forth to the field,
If young or too feeble the sickle to wield,
The sheaves must be gathered, and some one must wait,
While others are toiling, to watch at the gate.
Go forth to the harvest, the great and the small,
Go work with a will, for there’s work for us all.
Go forth to the harvest, the great and the small,
Go work with a will, for there’s work for us all.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7900

Author: Horatio G. Abbey

Born: April 12, 1818, Shokan, New York. Died: September 27, 1879, Manhattan, New York. Buried: Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, New York. Horatio was the son of David and Nancy Farnham Abbey, and brother to Alonzo J. Abbey. In 1845, Union College in Albany, New York, awarded him an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree. He married twice, to Nancy Maria Young (1840) and Cordelia Burt (1863). www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/a/b/b/abbey_hg.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The harvest is white, The laborers are few
Title: The Harvest is White
Author: Horatio G. Abbey
Refrain First Line: Go forth to the harvest

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The Cyber Hymnal #7900
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #7900

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