1 Is your harvest less than you had hoped?
Is your harvest less than you had hoped?
Lavish in your planting, gathering but little;
food and drink and wages never seem sufficient:
is your harvest less than you had hoped?

2 Work, for I am with you, says the Lord!
Work, for I am with you, says the Lord!
God is still among us, yearning in his Spirit;
why are we so busy, careless of his kingdom?
Work, for I am with you, says the Lord!

3 Be strong, all you people of the land!
Be strong, all you people of the land!
All who lead the nation, set aside your comfort;
seek first heaven's treasure, nourishment eternal:
be strong, all you people of the land!

4 God will shake the heavens and the earth!
God will shake the heavens and the earth!
Skies and seas and cities, all shall yield their harvest;
more than gold or silver, their Redeemer's glory:
God will shake the heavens and the earth!

Christopher Idle from Haggai
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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