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To the Work

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Appears in 193 hymnals First Line: To the work! To the work! We are servants of God Refrain First Line: Toiling on, toiling on Topics: Work and Duty Used With Tune: [To the work! To the work! We are servants of God]

Work, for the Night is Coming

Author: Anna L. Coghill Appears in 1,042 hymnals Lyrics: ... is coming; Work thro' the morning hours; Work while the dew ... is sparkling; Work 'mid springing flowers; Work while the day grows ... , Under the glowing sun; Work, for the night is coming ... bright tints are glowing, Work, for daylight flies; Work, till the last ... Topics: Work and Missions Work Used With Tune: WORK SONG

To Worship, Work, and Witness

Author: Henry Lyle Lambdin Meter: D Appears in 7 hymnals Lyrics: 1 To worship, work, and witness, the Good News ... Topics: The Church as Community Identity; Church; Service Used With Tune: WEBB


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[To the work! To the work! We are servants of God]

Composer: Wm. H. Doane Appears in 64 hymnals Incipit: 34555 51233 33234 Used With Text: To the Work

[Revive thy work, O Lord]

Composer: A. Williams Meter: Appears in 434 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 51132 12345 434 Used With Text: Revive thy work, O Lord

[Revive Thy work, O Lord]

Composer: H. G. Naegeli Appears in 479 hymnals Incipit: 33132 72111 61151 Used With Text: Revive Thy Work


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To the Work

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Hymnal: Best Endeavor Hymns #135 (1907) First Line: To the work! To the work! We are servants of God Refrain First Line: Toiling on, toiling on Topics: Work and Duty Tune Title: [To the work! To the work! We are servants of God]

Revive thy work, O Lord

Author: A. Midlane Hymnal: The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #618 (1894) Meter: Lyrics: 1 Revive Thy work, O Lord, Thy mighty ... people hear. 2 Revive Thy work, O Lord, Disturb this ... almighty breath. 3 Revive Thy work, O Lord, Create soul-thirst ... spirits be! 4 Revive Thy work, O Lord, Exalt Thy ... Thine inflame. 5 Revive Thy work, O Lord, And give ... Topics: Parochial Missions Languages: English Tune Title: [Revive thy work, O Lord]

To the Work!

Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 Hymnal: Revival Hymns and Choruses #450 (1970) First Line: To the work! to the work! we are servants of God Refrain First Line: Toiling on, toiling on Lyrics: 1 To the work! to the work! we are servants of God, ... comes. 2 To the work! to the work! let the hungry be ... !" [Chorus] 3 To the work! to the work! there is labor for ... !" [Chorus] 4 To the work! to the work! in the strength of ... Topics: Discipleship; Service; Soul Winning Languages: English Tune Title: [To the work! To the work!]


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John Wesley Work

1873 - 1925 Person Name: John W. Work Adapter of "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" in Baptist Hymnal 1991 John Wesley Work II (sometimes Jr.) was born, educated, worked and died in Nashville. He majored in history and Latin at Fisk University (B.A. 1895, M.S. 1898), after which he was instructor of Greek and Latin until 1906 when he was appointed chair of the department. Work and his brother, Frederick Jerome (1879-1942), were leading figures in the preservation, performance and study of African-American spirituals. They published several collections of slave songs and spirituals, including New Jubilee Songs as Sung by Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) and Folk Songs of the American Negro (1907). John Work II’s treatise The Folk Song of the American Negro (1915) was one of the earliest studies of African-American music undertaken by a descendant of an ex-slave. Work was named president of Roger Williams University, a position he held at the time of his death. --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion

Henry C. Work

1832 - 1884 Composer of "[Lift up your hearts in exultation] (Work)" b. 10-1-1832, Middletown, CT, d. 6-8-1884, Hartford, CT; composer LOC Name Authority Files

John W. Work

1901 - 1967 Person Name: John W. Work, 1901-1967 Adapter of "Go, Tell It on the Mountain" in Hymnal of the Church of God John Wesley Work III (1901-1967) Composer, educator, choral director, and ethnomusicologist John Wesley Work III was born on June 15, 1901, in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to a family of professional musicians. His grandfather, John Wesley Work, was a church choir director in Nashville, where he wrote and arranged music for his choirs. Some of his choristers were members of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers. His father, John Wesley Work Jr., was a singer, folksong collector and professor of music, Latin, and history at Fisk, and his mother, Agnes Haynes Work, was a singer who helped train the Fisk group. His uncle, Frederick Jerome Work, also collected and arranged folksongs, and his brother, Julian, became a professional musician and composer. Work began his musical training at the Fisk University Laboratory School, moving on to the Fisk High School and then the university, where he received a B.A. degree in 1923. After graduation, he attended the Institute of Musical Art in New York City (now the Julliard School of Music), where he studied with Gardner Lamson. He returned to Fisk and began teaching in 1927, spending summers in New York studying with Howard Talley and Samuel Gardner. In 1930 he received an M.A. degree from Columbia University with his thesis American Negro Songs and Spirituals. He was awarded two Julius Rosenwald Foundation Fellowships for the years 1931 to 1933 and, using these to take two years leave from Fisk, he obtained a B.Mus. degree from Yale University in 1933. Work spent the remainder of his career at Fisk, until his retirement in 1966. He served in a variety of positions, notably as a teacher, chairman of the Fisk University Department of Music, and director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers from 1947 until 1956. He published articles in professional journals and dictionaries over a span of more than thirty years. His best known articles were "Plantation Meistersingers" in The Musical Quarterly (Jan. 1940), and "Changing Patterns in Negro Folksongs" in the Journal of American Folklore (Oct. 1940). Work began composing while still in high school and continued throughout his career, completing over one hundred compositions in a variety of musical forms -- for full orchestra, piano, chamber ensemble, violin and organ -- but his largest output was in choral and solo-voice music. He was awarded first prize in the 1946 competition of the Federation of American Composers for his cantata The Singers, and in 1947 he received an award from the National Association of Negro Musicians. In 1963 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Fisk University. Following Work's collection Negro Folk Songs, the bulk of which was recorded at Fort Valley, he and two colleagues from Fisk University, Charles S. Johnson, head of the department of sociology (later, in October 1946, chosen as the university's first black president), and Lewis Jones, professor of sociology, collaborated with the Archive of American Folk Song on the Library of Congress/Fisk University Mississippi Delta Collection (AFC 1941/002). This project was a two-year joint field study conducted by the Library of Congress and Fisk University during the summers of 1941 and 1942. The goal of the partnership was to carry out an intensive field study documenting the folk culture of a specific community of African Americans in the Mississippi Delta region. The rapidly urbanizing commercial area of Coahoma County, Mississippi, with its county seat in Clarksdale, became the geographical focus of the study. Some of the correspondence included in this collection between Work and Alan Lomax, then head of the Archive of American Folk Song, touches on both the Fort Valley and the emerging Fisk University recording projects. John Wesley Work died on May 17, 1967.


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Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1)

Publication Date: 1907 Publisher: Work Bros. & Hart Co. Publication Place: Nashville Editors: Frederick J. Work, B. A.

Small Church Music

Editors: Christopher M. Idle Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was commenced in 2006 grew out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity ( or Song Surgeon ( (see for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

Publication Date: 2007 Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


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