The world's glorious harvest is fast drawing on

The world's glorious harvest is fast drawing on

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [The world's glorious harvest is fast drawing on]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The world's glorious harvest is fast drawing on,
The Master is calling his reapers to come,
The grain bright and golden, in fields far and near,
Is ripe for the garner when he shall appear.

Chorus:
Hasten on, glad day,
Bear the sheaves away;
Hasten on, glad day,
Bear us home.

2 That morn everlasting, that day free from tears
Is swiftly approaching as on roll the years;
The wheat, rudely scattered by sin's cruel blast,
Then hasten to gather e'er autumn be past. [Chorus]

3 O sweet is the labor that floweth from love!
A stream never failing, whose Fount is above;
'Tis love that invites us, 'tis love points the field,
'Tis love wields the sickle, and wondrous the yield. [Chorus]



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #589

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world's glorious harvest is fast drawing on
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Hasten on, glad day

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #589

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