"Lord of the Living Harvest"
by John S.B. Monsell, 1811-1875
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. Lord of the living harvest
That whitens o'er the plain,
Where angels soon shall gather
Their sheaves of golden grain,
Accept these hands to labor,
These hearts to trust and love,
And deign with them to hasten
Thy kingdom from above.
2. As lab'rers in Thy vineyard,
Lord, send them out to be
Content to bear the burden
Of weary days for Thee.
To ask no other wages
When Thou shalt call them home
Then to have shared the travail
Which makes Thy kingdom come.
3. Be with them, God the Father;
Be with them, God the Son;
And God the Holy Spirit,
Most blessed Three in One.
Make them Thy faithful servants
Thee rightly to adore
And fill them with Thy fulness
Both now and evermore.
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Hymn #492 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Luke 10:2
Author: John S.B. Monsell, 1866, ab.
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1864
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