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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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

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

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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