So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Always Abounding

Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed,
Be active in reaping and sowing the seed;
And thus in the vineyard, with Jesus to lead,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord.

Refrain:
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord;
Be earnest, be active, relying on his word,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord.

2 Be ready, my brothers, his call to obey,
In seeking the erring and showing the way;
And thus as his servants, remember, we pray,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord. [Refrain]

3 Be zealous, my brothers, the light to extend,
And unto all nations the gospel to send;
And thus, till the harvest in glory shall end,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #87

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed
Title: Always Abounding
Author: E. A. Barnes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be always abounding in the work of the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
Page Scan

Gospel Tent Songs #48

Page Scan

Living Hymns #159

TextAudioPage Scan

On Joyful Wing #87

Page Scan

Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #105

Page Scan

Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #8

Page Scan

Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s8

Page Scan

Temple Trio #87

Page Scan

Unfading Treasures #159

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.