Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Glad Sound with the Setting Sun

"Vivid evening light on the wheat field
as the sun sets on summer 2015. . .

. . . I was surprised it turned out this well;
it's just a Iphone shot from midway up a nearby hill.
. . . but you get this effect often.
I just had the good fortune to be able to capture it last night."

~ Photograph by Brigit Farley ~

Lyrics for Labor Day:

Come, Labor 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.”

Come, labor 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.

Come, labor 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.

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

Come, labor 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,
“Well done, well done!”

Come, labor on!
The toil is pleasant, the reward is sure;
Bless├Ęd are those who to the end endure;
How full their joy, how deep their rest shall be,
O Lord, with Thee!

Lyrics by Jane Laurie Borthwick (1813-1897)

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