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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)

The Christian's Work Song

Christians, lo, the fields are whitening

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [Christians, lo! the fields are whitening]
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christians, lo, the fields are whitening
Title: The Christian's Work Song
Author: R. G. Staples
Refrain First Line: Toil on, toil on

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #36

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Gospel Echoes #7

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Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #176

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Loving Voices #29

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Redeemer's Praise #75

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Songs of the Cross, for the Sabbath-school #77

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #183

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Windows of Heaven #111

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