LORD of the harvest, hear
    Thy needy servants’ cry;
Answer our faith’s effectual prayer,
    And all our wants supply.
2      On Thee we humbly wait;
    Our wants are in Thy view:
The harvest truly, Lord, is great;
    The labourers are few.
3      Convert, and send forth more
    Into Thy church abroad;
And let them speak Thy word of power,
    As workers with their God.
4      Give the pure Gospel word,
    The word of glorious grace;
Thee let them preach, the only Lord
    And Saviour of our race.
5      O let them spread Thy name,
    Their mission fully prove,
Thy condescending grace proclaim,
    Thine all-redeeming love!
Charles Wesley, 1707-88