Go Work in My Vineyard

Go, work in my vineyard, there's plenty to do

Author: T. C. O'Kane
Tune: [Go work in my vineyard, there's plenty to do] (O'Kane)
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 "Go work in My vineyard," There's plenty to do,
The harvest is great and the lab'rers are few;
There's weeding and fencing, and clearing of roots,
And ploughing and sowing, and gath'ring the fruits.
There are foxes to take, there are wolves to destroy,
All ages and ranks I can fully employ.
I've sheep to be tended, and lambs to be fed,
The lost must be gathered, the weary ones led.

Chorus:
Go work, go work, go work in My vineyard;
There's plenty to do,
Go work, go work,
The harvest is great and the lab'rers are few.

2 "Go work in My vineyard," I claim thee as Mine
With blood did I buy thee, and all that is thine;
Thy time and thy talents, thy loftiest powers,
Thy warmest affections, thy sunniest hours.
I willingly yielded My kingdom for thee,
The song of archangels to hang on the tree;
In pain and temptation, in anguish and shame,
I paid thy full ransom; My purchase I claim. [Chorus]

3 "Go work" in My vineyard;" oh, "work while 'tis day,"
The bright hours of sunshine are hastening away;
And night's gloomy shadows are gathering fast;
Then the time for our labor shall ever be past.
Begin in the morning, and toil all the day,
Thy strength I'll supply and thy wages I'll pay;
And blessed, thrice blessed the diligent few,
Who finish the labor I've given them to do. [Chorus]

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #63

Author: T. C. O'Kane

O'Kane, Tullius Clinton, an American writer, born March 10, 1830, is the author of "O sing of Jesus, Lamb of God" (Redemption); and "Who, who are these beside the chilly wave?" (Triumph in Death), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878 and 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go, work in my vineyard, there's plenty to do
Title: Go Work in My Vineyard
Author: T. C. O'Kane
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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