Come, labour on!

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    CGS No.: 
    429

    Verse 1
    Come, labour on!
    Who dares stand idle on the harvest plain,
    While all around him waves the golden grain?
    And to each servant does the Master say,
    ?Go, work today!?

    Verse 2
    Come, labour 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.

    Verse 3
    Come, labour on!
    The enemy is watching night and day
    To sow the tares, to snatch the seed away;
    While we in sleep our duty have forgot,
    He slumbered not.

    Verse 4
    Come, labour on!
    Away with gloomy doubts and faithless fear!
    No arm so weak but may do service here;
    By feeblest agents can our God fulfill
    His righteous will.

    Verse 5
    Come, labour 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
    ?Servants, well done!?

    Verse 6
    Come, labour on!
    The toil is pleasant, the reward is sure;
    Blessed are those who to the end endure;
    How full their joy, how deep their rest shall be,
    O Lord, with Thee!