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

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes down
Title: Ere the Sun Goes Down
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Ere the sun goes down
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Band Music #52

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Deseret Sunday School Songs #60

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 #71

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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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