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 38 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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

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Instances

Instances (1 - 38 of 38)
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Band Music #52

Deseret Sunday School Songs #d89

Evangel of Song #d47

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Garnered Sheaves #71

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Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #20

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Grateful Praise #107

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Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #204

Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d108

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Joy to the World #62

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Joyful Greeting #82

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Loving Voices #94

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Missionary Songs #18

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

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Songs for Work and Worship #156

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #105

Songs of Saving Power #d84

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Songs of the Kingdom #46

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Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a37

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Songs of Triumph #37

Sowing and Reaping #d20

Sowing and Reaping No. 2 #d33

Spirit of Song #d41

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Sunday School Songs #62

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The Banner of Victory #102

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The Gospel Choir #5

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The Quiver of Sacred Song, for use in Sunday School, Prayer Meetings, Gospel Meetings, etc. #16

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The Revival No. 2 #30

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The Revival Wave #10

The Songs of Zion #ad78

The Songs of Zion, a Collection of Choice Songs #d78

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Tried and True #71

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White Robes for the Sunday School #64

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Words of Life #57

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