With The Glorious Morning Verdant Fields


With the glorious morning,
Verdant fields adorning;
While the golden sunlight
Wakes the dewy leaves.
Haste we now with gladness,
Banish care and sadness,
Go and help the reapers
Gather in the sheaves.

Refrain:
Gather in the sheaves,
Gather in the sheaves,
While the voice of nature
Sweetest music breathes:
Hear the Master calling,
Hear the echoes falling;
Go and help the reapers,
Gather in the sheaves.

When the days are brightest,
When our hearts are lightest;
When the lovely summer
Fairest beauty weaves.
In the noontide beaming,
In the twilight gleaming,
Go and help the reapers
Gather in the sheaves. [Refrain]

Should our way be dreary,
Let us never weary,
Earnest, faithful labor
Greatest joy receives:
Tho’ we toil in sorrow,
Soon will dawn the morrow,
When we’ll cross the river
Bearing home the sheaves. [Refrain]