Song: Reapers Are Needed in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1910, by E. O. Excell

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
DeArmond, Lizzie

Page 151
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 150
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

Reapers Are Needed, #150

Lyrics

Verse 1
Hark to the music resounding,
Reapers are needed to-day;
Fields are all white, to the harvest
Let us be up and away!
Ever the Master is calling,
Hasten! the shadows are falling;
On to the harvest field,
Gather the golden yield,
Precious sheaves.

Chorus
Hark! hark! comes the song,
On! on! join the throng;
Forth with joyful, loving heart,
Bravely do your part;
Hark! hark! rings the call;
Haste! haste! one and all;
On where the harvest stands,
Waiting for willing hands
Souls to win.

Verse 2
Forward with hearts full of gladness,
Reapers, I pray you, make haste;
Grain there is ready and waiting,
If not soon gathered, will waste;
Then let us hear you replying,
Labor with courage undying,
Send up a word of cheer,
Tell of the rest so near,
Rest at home.

Verse 3
Hark to the song they are singing!
See, they have treasures so rare;
Soon will the harvest be ended,
Haste, then, their trophies to share.
Let no one be idly dreaming,
Look! the harvest is gleaming,
Join ye the reaping band,
Lend them a helping hand,
Ere the night.