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 Song 44

Sharing Joyfully in the Harvest

Sharing Joyfully in the Harvest

(Matthew 13:1-23)

1. We live in the time of the harvest,

A priv’lege beyond all compare.

God’s glorious angels are reapers;

In this work we too have a share.

Christ Jesus has set the example

By taking the lead in the field.

So great is the honor bestowed on us

To joyfully share in his yield.

2. True love for our God and our neighbor

Now moves us to speed up our pace.

Both harvest and preaching are urgent,

For shortly the end we will face.

The joy we receive is surpassing;

As God’s fellow workers, we share.

So may we endure in his Kingdom work

And know that his blessing is there.