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415. Come, Labor On

1 Come, labor on.
Who dares stand idle, on the harvest plain
While all around him waves the golden grain?
And to each servant does the Master say,
“Go work today.”

2 Come, labor on.
Claim the high calling angels cannot share;
To young and old the Gospel gladness bear.
Redeem the time; its hours too swiftly fly.
The night draws nigh.

3 Come, labor on.
Away with gloomy doubts and faithless fear!
No arm so weak but may do service here;
Though feeble agents, may we all fulfill
God's righteous will.

4 Come, labor on.
No time for rest, till glows the western sky,
Till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie,
And a glad sound comes with the setting sun,
“Well done, well done!”

Text Information
First Line: Come, labor on
Title: Come, Labor On
Author: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1859; rev. 1863; alt.)
Meter: 4.10.10.10.4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Tune Information
Name: ORA LABORA
Composer: Thomas Tertius Noble (1918)
Meter: 4.10.10.10.4
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Copyright © 1918, 1946, 1982 Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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