75. Come, Labor On

1 Come, labor on.
Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain
while all around us waves the golden grain?
And to each servant does the Master say,
"Go work today."

2 Come, labor on.
Claim the high calling angels cannot share--
to young and old the gospel gladness bear;
Redeem the time; its hours too swiftly fly.
The night draws nigh.

3 Come, labor on.
Away with gloomy doubts and faithless fear!
No arm so weak but may do service here:
by feeblest agents may our God fulfill
his righteous will.

4 Come, labor on.
No time for rest, till glows the western sky,
till the long shadows o'er our pathway lie
and a glad sound comes with the setting sun,
"Well done, well done!"

Text Information
First Line: Come, labor on
Title: Come, Labor On
Author: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1859, 1863)
Meter: 4.10 10.10 4
Scripture: John 9:4; Matthew 25:21-23; John 4:35-37; 2 Corinthians 4:7; Ephesians 5:16
Topic: Doubt
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ORA LABORA
Composer: T. Tertius Noble (1918)
Meter: 4.10 10.10 4
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Used by permission of Belwin Mills Publishing Corp.



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