Go ye into my vineyard

Go forth for Christ, and labor

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Go forth for Christ, and labor]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Go forth for Christ, and labor,
For O the need is great;
There’s urgent call for toilers;
Go, ere it be too late;
For many souls are dying,
That you perchance might save;
Go forth, go forth and help them,
With spirit true and brave.

To the work, to the work!
The Master’s voice is calling;
The night will soon be falling;
Go forth for Christ today.

2 Go forth, go forth, delay not,
The hours glide fast away;
Some precious souls may perish,
Without your help today;
The Master’s condemnation
Shall on earth idler fall,
And they shall miss his blessing
Who will not heed his call. [Refrain]

3 Go forth, the morning shadows
Now lengthen tow’rd the noon,
While yet thy work is waiting,
And darkness cometh soon;
Improve the golden moments,
Like pearls they glide away;
Give, each one, to his service,
Thro’ all the harvest day. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #18

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

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First Line: Go forth for Christ, and labor
Title: Go ye into my vineyard
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: To the work
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #18

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