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Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed

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 7 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
Author: E. A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Be always abounding in the work of the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Living Hymns #159

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On Joyful Wing #87

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Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #105

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #8

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s8

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Temple Trio #87

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Unfading Treasures #159

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