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Be strong to toil in the vineyard wide

Be strong to toil in the vineyard wide

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Be strong to toil in the vineyard wide]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be strong to toil in the vineyard wide,
And in the service of Christ abide;
A rich reward you at last shall win,
When all the sheaves shall be gathered in.

Quit you like men, be strong!
The fight may be fierce and long,
But in God’s strength we shall win at length;
Then quit you like men, be strong!

2 Be strong to take up your daily cross,
And bear for Christ any pain or loss,
Until, the burdens of life laid down,
Jesus shall give you a fadeless crown. [Refrain]

3 Be strong to battle against all sin,
The foes without and the foes within;
Conquer by faith in the cleansing blood,
Conquer the world by the help of God. [Refrain]

4 Be brave and faithful, and courage take;
Never, no, never your Lord forsake;
Fight till the conflict on earth is done;
Fight till the vict’ry thro’ Christ is won. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #39

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be strong to toil in the vineyard wide
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Quit you like men, be strong



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d15

Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d11

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #137

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 #109

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Songs of Matchless Love #39

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