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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)

Day by day the Lord to you is saying

Day by day the Lord to you is saying

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Day by day the Lord to you is saying]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Day by day the Lord to you is saying,
Go ye forth and gather in the grain,—
Go and work while yet the sun is shining,
Go and glean o’er hill and plain.

Go ye and gather, gather in the grain,
Precious golden grain;
Go ye and gather,
Over hill and plain.

2 Day by day the Lord will surely help you,
Trusting Him you cannot toil in vain;
Go ye forth, His gracious word obeying,
Bring to Him your sheaves of grain. [Refrain]

3 Haste ye now, and glean among the reapers,
Work for Him who gave His life for you;
Day by day be faithful in His service,
He your strength will still renew. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #34

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day by day the Lord to you is saying
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Go ye and gather



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Our Song Book #180

Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #7

Sunny-side Songs for Sunday Schools #d26

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The Bright Array #34

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