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THE DEBT WE OWE




The Lord of the harvest is calling
For laborers true in His field,
To gather the sheaves ere they perish,
When mercy no more is revealed;
We bask in the sunlight of glory,
On heavenly manna were fed,
While souls oer the ocean,
in darkness,
Are starving for life-giving bread.

They perish, they perish,
Yet Jesus to save them has died;
Go pay them the debt
that we owe them,
Those souls who in darkness abide.



The Savior hath given us freely
Salvation and grace
through His name,
He bids us to publish His gospel,
Its words to all creatures proclaim;
Were debtors to those
who are dying,
And never its power have known;
Can we who so richly are favored
Still leave them to perish alone?

They perish, they perish,
Yet Jesus to save them has died;
Go pay them the debt
that we owe them,
Those souls who in darkness abide.



When taking His word
to the lost ones,
It is not a gift we bestow:
By working and praying and giving,
We pay but the debt that we owe;
If millions are lost at the judgment,
Their cries shall
our conscience upbraid,
Because when their souls
we could rescue,
Our debt unto them was not paid.

They perish, they perish,
Yet Jesus to save them has died;
Go pay them the debt
that we owe them,
Those souls who in darkness abide.



Much grain now
is falling ungathered,
While many stand idle and wait;
The harvest time soon will be ended,
For garnering then tis too late;
O soul, prove thy love to the Savior,
For what He has done unto thee,
By sending the tidings of mercy
To lost ones oer land and oer sea.

They perish, they perish,
Yet Jesus to save them has died;
Go pay them the debt
that we owe them,
Those souls who in darkness abide.


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Meter: 9 8 9 8 D r 6 8 9 8
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      Dates: 1911
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