All around us, fair with flowers

All around us, fair with flowers

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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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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)



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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #108Page Scan
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Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d4
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