Do not let us longer tarry

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1 Do not let us longer tarry when there’s work that must be done,
And the Lord of the harvest calls today;
There are sheaves that must be gathered ere the setting of the sun,
And our moments, like the shadows, fly away.

Refrain:
Let us labor and be faithful all the day;
Let us labor and be earnest while we may;
For the resting time will come, and our Lord will call us home,
If we labor and are faithful while ‘tis day.

2 Let us haste with joy and gladness, while the summer days are bright,
And the reapers now are singing on the plain;
They are toiling late and early, but their willing hearts are light,
While they gather in the sheaves of golden grain. [Refrain]

3 For, behold! the time is flying, and the day will soon be o’er,
Let us labor for the Master while we may;
For the night is fast approaching when our hands can work no more,
O be ready when He calleth us away. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #54

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

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First Line: Do not let us longer tarry
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Let us labor and be faithful all the day

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #54

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