9947. On The Field Of Work

1 On the field of work advancing,
Sow thy seed at morning light;
Cheerily the furrows turning,
Labor on with all thy might;
Why await the far off future,
When the work before thee lies?
Thou must sow before thou reapest,
Find thy rest in labor’s prize.

2 Standing still is dangerous ever,
Toil is meant for Christians now;
Let there be, when evening cometh,
Honest sweat upon thy brow;
And the Master then will greet thee,
At the setting of the sun,
Saying, as He pays thy wages,
"Good and faithful one, well done!"

Text Information
First Line: On the field of work advancing
Title: On The Field Of Work
Meter: 87.87 D
Source: Unknown German author, before 1885; translator unknown
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: BOLOGNA
Composer: Robert Lowry (1884)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: D Major
Source: Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)
Copyright: Public Domain



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