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The work must go on

A glad message rings through the world today

Author: Laurene Highfield
Tune: [A glad message rings thro' the world today]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. A glad message rings thro’ the world today,
It echoes thro’ the countries afar,
That the rising Sun, with celestial ray,
Scatters healing where’er men are.

The good work must go on and on,
Till the world for the Lord is won,
Greater triumphs must be gained,
Greater heights in love attained,
Till the glorious day of God shall dawn.

2. There are many souls that were dark as night,
All shadowed by the blackness of sin,
That are glowing now with immortal light,
Since the glory of God shone in. [Refrain]

3. There are hungry hearts that were starved for bread,
But Jesus has supplied every need;
For on Him, the Bread of Life, they have fed
Till their spirits are glad indeed. [Refrain]

4. And the deaf shall hear, and the blind eyes see;
The Word of God shall quicken and glow;
Christ the King of earth and Heaven still shall be
Till His glory each heart shall know. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7623

Author: Laurene Highfield

Laurene Highfield was born in Quincy, Illinois. She wrote about three hundred hymns and sacred songs, the libretto of one orotorio and several cantatas among other works. NN Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A glad message rings through the world today
Title: The work must go on
Author: Laurene Highfield
Refrain First Line: The good work must go on and on



The Cyber Hymnal #7623
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The Cyber Hymnal #7623

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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