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I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes down

I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes down

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [I have work enough to do] (Lorenz)
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I have work enough to do,
Ere the sun goes down;
For myself and kindred too,
Ere the sun goes down;
Ev’ry idle whisper stilling,
With a purpose firm and willing,
All my daily task fulfilling,
Ere the sun goes down.

Refrain:
Ere the sun goes down,
Ere the sun goes down;
For the night is fast descending,
And my life will have an ending,
When the sun goes down.

2 I must speak the loving word,
Ere the sun goes down;
I must let my voice be heard,
Ere the sun goes down;
Ev’ry cry of pity heeding,
For the injured interceding,
To the light the lost ones leading,
Ere the sun goes down. [Refrain]

3 As I journey on my way,
Ere the sun goes down,
God’s commands I must obey,
Ere the sun goes down;
There are sins that need confessing,
There are wrongs that need redressing,
If I would obtain a blessing,
Ere the sun goes down. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #46

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes down
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Ere the sun goes down

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 36 of 36)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Band Music #52Page Scan
Deseret Sunday School Songs #d89
Evangel of Song #d47
Garnered Sheaves #71Page Scan
Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #20Page Scan
Grateful Praise: a collection of new songs for the Sunday-school #107Page Scan
Himmelwaerts, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder fuer Sonntagschulen und Jugendvereine [Mit Anhand] #d28
Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #204Page Scan
Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d108
Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #62Page Scan
Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #82Page Scan
Loving Voices: for Sunday-school, church and home circle #94Page Scan
Missionary Songs for the use of Missionary Societies, Missionary and Gleaners' Bands and Other Missionary Meetings #d36
Missionary Songs: for the use of missionary societies, missionary and gleaners' bands,and other missionary meetings, with special provision for missionary concerts #18Page Scan
Notes of Victory for Sunday Schools (Wherein an endeavor has been made to present the Way to Victory; the Powers of Victory; the Results of Victory) #110Page Scan
Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d98
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d70
Praise and Rejoicing #d44
Songs for Work and Worship #d86
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #105Page Scan
Songs of Saving Power #d84
Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #46TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Triumph: adapted to prayer meetings, camp meetings, and all other seasons of religious worship #37Page Scan
Sowing and Reaping #d20
Sowing and Reaping No. 2 #d33
Spirit of Song #d41
Sunday School Songs: a Treasury of Devotional Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School #62Page Scan
The Banner of Victory: a choice selection of songs, duets, quartets, and choruses, for Sunday schools, prayer and praise meetings, and the fireside #102Page Scan
The Gospel Choir #5Page Scan
The Quiver of Sacred Song, for use in Sunday School, Prayer Meetings, Gospel Meetings, etc. #16Page Scan
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #30Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #10Page Scan
The Songs of Zion, a Collection of Choice Songs #d78
Tried and True #71Page Scan
White Robes for the Sunday School: a choice new collection of songs, quartets, and choruses for Sunday-Schools, devotional meetings, and the home circle #64Page Scan
Words of Life: a collection of Hymns and Tunes for use in Gospel Meetings and other Religious Services #57Page Scan
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