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

Audio files: MIDI

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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

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re¬≠turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect¬≠ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

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

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A Church of England Hymn Book #100

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Joyful Lays #116

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