Work and Pray

Up, friends of Jesus, the harvest now is white

Author: Kate Sumner Burr
Tune: [Up, friends of Jesus, the harvest now is white] (Munger)
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Up, friends of Jesus, the harvest now is white,
Work will soon be over, fast falls the shade of night;
Strong in His strength, let us bind the golden sheaves,
Could we meet the Master with naught but leaves?

Work and pray, yes, work and pray,
Let the watchword pass along,
Work and pray, now while ’tis day,
Come and join our happy throng.

2 Up, friends of Jesus, for time will soon be o’er,
Harvest days are passing to come again no more.
Wake from repose, hear the Master calling still,
Rise to earnest effort with right good will. [Refrain]

3 Shout, friends of Jesus, for when our work is done,
Joyful we will gather to greet the harvest home;
Then let us hasten the golden sheaves to bind,
Rest and life eternal we all shall find. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8162

Author: Kate Sumner Burr

Born: September 24, 1842, Woodbridge, Michigan. Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Williamson, New York. Wife of Dr. Henry Newton Burr, Kate lived in Walworth, New York. She contributed several poems to the Independent and other journals. Sources: Findagrave, accessed 18 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Up, friends of Jesus, the harvest now is white
Title: Work and Pray
Author: Kate Sumner Burr
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Work and pray, yes, work and pray
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8162
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The Cyber Hymnal #8162

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