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For an Increase of Laborers

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1 Lord of the harvest, hear
Thy needy servants’ cry;
Answer our faith’s effectual prayer,
And all our needs supply.

2 On Thee we humbly wait,
Our wants are in Thy view,
The harvest, truly, Lord, is great,
The laborers are few.

3 Anoint and send forth more
Into Thy Church abroad
And let them speak Thy Word of Pow'r
As workers with their God.

4 Oh, let them spread Thy name,
Their mission fully prove,
Thy universal grace proclaim,
Thine all-redeeming love!

Amen.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #488

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of the harvest, hear Thy needy servants' cry
Title: For an Increase of Laborers
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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