Finish thy work, the time is short

Representative Text

1 Finish thy work, the time is short,
The sun is in the west;
The night is coming on--till then
Think not of rest.
Finish thy work,
Think not of rest.

2 Finish thy work, then wipe thy brow,
Ungird thee from thy toil,
Take breath and from each weary limb
Shake off the soil.
Finish thy work,
Think not of rest.

3 Finish thy work, then sit thee down
On some celestial hill,
And of its strength-reviving air
Take thou thy fill.
Finish thy work,
Think not of rest.

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #35

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Finish thy work, the time is short
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain



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