All around us, fair with flowers

All around us, fair with flowers

Published in 30 hymnals

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All around us, fair with flowers,
Fields of beauty sleeping lie;
All around us clarion voices
Call to duty stern and high.

Thankfully we will rejoice in
All the beauty God has given;
But beware it does not win us
From the work ordained of Heaven.

Following every voice of mercy
With a trusting, loving heart;
Let us in life’s earnest labor
Still be sure to do our part.

Now, to-day, and not to-morrow,
Let us work with all our might,
Lest the wretched faint and perish
In the coming stormy night.

Now, to-day, and not to-morrow,—
Lest, before to-morrow’s sun,
We too, mournfully departing,
Shall have left our work undone.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #306

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First Line: All around us, fair with flowers


All around us, fair with flowers.[Life's Work.] Given as Anonymous in Longfellow and Johnson's Book of Hymns, 1846, No. 306, and their Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, U.S.A., 1864, No. 576, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)
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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #108


A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #306

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #306

Grammar School Hymn Book #d7

Heart and Voice #d9

Heart and Voice #d10

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #617

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d4

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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #69

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Hymns of the Spirit #576

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d12

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a299

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National Hymn and Tune Book #167

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #142

Songs of the Unity #d4

Spiritual Songs of the First National Association of Spiritualists #d5

The Carol #d4

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The Christian Hymn Book #970

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d2

The Day School Hymn Book. New and enl. ed. #d2

The Gospel Hymnal #d12

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The Gospel Psalmist #423

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The School Hymn-Book #230

Union Hymnal #S2

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d6

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d4

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