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We shall rest on the beautiful shore

Go work, for the harvest is near

Author: Mary E. Kail
Tune: [Go work, for the harvest is near]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go work, for the harvest is near,
Go work, for the laborers are few;
Soon Jesus our master in joy will appear,
With His followers faithful and true.

Refrain:
We shall rest, we shall rest,
We shall rest on that beautiful shore;
We shall rest, we shall rest,
We shall rest on that beautiful shore.

2 The poor and the needy may come,
The lame, and the halt and the blind,
And all who are seeking a heavenly home,
The pearl of salvation may find. [Refrain]

3 Bright beautiful palms we shall bear,
With loved ones who’ve passed on before;
And crowns of rejoicing we ever shall wear,
On the beautiful, beautiful shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10094

Author: Mary E. Kail

Mary Elizabeth Harper Kail, Circa 1828-1890 Born: 1827 or 1828, Washington, DC. Died: January 28, 1890, Washington, DC, or Ohio. Daughter of Andrew Harper and Mary McDermott-Roe (daughter of Cornelius McDermott-Roe, a laborer who worked for George Washington). Mary’s father died young, possibly of malaria, while Mary and her sister Virginia were children. Mary and Virginia moved together to Carroll County, Ohio, and in 1843 Mary married Gabriel Kail (1814-88). By 1878, Mary was editor of the Connotton Valley Times in Carroll County. In the late 1880s, Mary was a clerk for the United States Treasury Department; she lost that job in September 1885 due to a change in administration. Her works include: Crown Our Heroes, and Othe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go work, for the harvest is near
Title: We shall rest on the beautiful shore
Author: Mary E. Kail

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The Cyber Hymnal #10094
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10094

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