"Lord of the Living Harvest"
                        by John S.B. Monsell, 1811-1875
                                  Text From:
                              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.

Notes: Hymn #492 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 10:2 Author: John S.B. Monsell, 1866, ab. Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1864 Tune: "Aurelia"
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