Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day

Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: OAKLAND (Belden)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day;
The world's dark night is hastening on;
Speed, speed thy work, cast sloth away!
It is not thus that souls are won.

2 Men die in darkness at your side
Without a hope to cheer the tomb:
Take up the torch and wave it wide
The torch that lights time's thickest gloom.

3 Toil on, faint not, keep watch, and pray!
Be wise the erring soul to win,
Go forth into the world's highway,
Compel the wanderer to come in.

4 Go, labor on: your hands are weak,
Your knees are faint, your soul cast down;
Yet falter not; the prize you seek
Is near, a kingdom and a crown!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1036

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 >

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First Line: Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Hymns #d136

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d317

The Church Hymnal #441

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1036

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