In spring the farmer plants his fields
and waits for sun and rain;
to cause his precious seed to sprout
and bring forth golden grain.
In summertime he cultivates
to help his crop to grow;
for he knows that he must harvest
before the winter’s snow.
When harvest time has finally come
he must be quick and bold;
for all he does not gather in
will perish in the cold.
God’s harvest fields are much the same
except when He starts;
the seed He sows are words of life
and He plants them in our hearts.
He cultivates it with His love
His mercy and His grace;
and when the harvest time is past
we shall surely see His face.