Cast away the works of darkness

Cast away the works of darkness

Author: Godfrey Thring
Tune: [Cast away the works of darkness]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Cast away the works of darkness,
Haste to gird your armor on,
Ere the noon hath lost its brightness,
And the evening is begun.

Refrain:
Cast away the works of night,
Walk as children of the light;
Cast away the works of darkness,
Walk as children of the light.

2 Cast away the works of darkness,
Light is dawning from on high;
Christ the Daystar shines above you,
Drives the shadows from the sky. [Refrain]

3 Cast away the works of darkness,
Ere your fleeting breath hath fled;
For again the Lord is coming,
Judge alike of quick and dead. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #116

Author: Godfrey Thring

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cast away the works of darkness
Author: Godfrey Thring

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