Song: Laborers of Christ, Arise in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Sigourney, Mrs. Lydia Huntley

Page 113
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 109
Meter: S. M.
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Ahira, #109

Lyrics

Verse 1
Laborers of Christ, arise,
And gird you for the toil;
The dew of promise from the skies
Already cheers the soil.

Verse 2
Go where the sick recline,
Where mourning hearts deplore;
And where the sons of sorrow pine,
Dispense your hallowed lore.

Verse 3
Be faith, which looks above,
With pray’r, your constant guest,
And wrap the Saviour’s changeless love
A mantle round your breast.

Verse 4
So shall you share the wealth
That earth may ne’er despoil,
And the blest gospel’s saving health
Repay your arduous toil.